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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 
Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and 
f Jamison Wieser 

'10-3 (1 Vacancy) 






Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




CISCO 




DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of December 4, 2006 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 5:35 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


4l Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 5:45 
Janet Martinsen (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


Staff- Initiated Items 

i 


6. 


Proposition E Findings (Discussion) 
Kathleen Sakelaris, and Bonnie Nelson 

1 


5:50 


Council-Initiated Items 


i ji — ■' — — — — — ... -™~~--'"~-— ■"-•"■'-•^^ 

7. Evaluation of the proposed new SFMTA website 

(Discussion/Action) 


6:20 


8. | 


Committee Reports 


6:35 


9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 110806.01: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni Metro key 
stops should have NextMuni signs installed in the 2 nd 
deployment phase. 

Motion 110806.02: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA 

develop and implement regular and comprehensive cleaning 
and maintenance plans for Muni on-street boarding platforms | 
and all Muni Metro stations. 


6:45 



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10. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 112006.03: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni establish 
an electronic database that contains "lessons learned" about 
fleet maintenance and operations for future procurement. 


6:55 


11. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:00 


12. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

Thursday, February 1, 2007, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:10 


— — .. ..... . .,. 

13, Adjournment 


7:15 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from December 4, 2006 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website 
at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business 
hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby(a)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 
Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and 
■ ■* Jamison Wieser 

(1 Vacancy) 



/ 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JAN 2 2 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

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The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

»(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




CISCO 




DEPARTMENT OF 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of December 4, 2006 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


■ ■•*•"— * ■ "-* — — *— — — — ~ »_»»^— .. — ■-—■——«» 

Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 5:35 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


4. Report of the Chair (Discussion) 5> 4Q 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5i Staff Report (Discussion) 5:45 
Janet Martinsen (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. Changes in 511 Service (Discussion) 
Peter Straus 


5:50 


7. Evaluation of the proposed new SFMTA website 

(Discussion/Action) 


6:05 


8. FY 2008 Budget (Discussion/Action) 
Sonali Bose 


6:35 


Council-Initiated Items 


9. 


Committee Reports 


6:55 


10. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 110806.01: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni Metro key 
stops should have NextMuni signs installed in the 2 nd 
deployment phase. 

Motion 110806.02: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA 

develop and implement regular and comprehensive cleaning 


7:00 

1 





and maintenance plans for Muni on-street boarding platforms 
and all Muni Metro stations. 




11. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 112006.03: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni establish 
an electronic database that contains "lessons learned" about 
fleet maintenance and operations for future procurement. 


7:10 


12. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:15 


13. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

During the month of February, 2007, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Av., 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


14. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from December 4, 2006 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website 
at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business 
hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby(5)ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075 

San Francisco, California 



1. Call to Order/ Roll Call 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 6:09 p.m. 
A quorum was present including the following: 



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MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Art 
Cimento, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver, and Jamison 
Wieser. 

MTA CAC Absent: Sue Cauthen, Emily Drennen, Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, 
and Dorris Vincent. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Sonali Bose (MTA Finance Director), Peter Straus (MUNI 
Manager of Service Planning), Marc Caposino (MTA Marketing), Chas Belov (MTA Web 
designer), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of December 4, 2006: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for December 2006 - 

2 nd by Griffith Humphrey 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Burns, Cimento, Humphrey, Perez, Rolfe, 
Weaver, and Wieser) 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Edward Mason: regarding land use and Muni, Mr. Mason observed an increase of single 
dwelling residences being converted into multiple units resulting in population increases in 
communities. He suggested Transit Impact development fees for additional housing being 
built. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 




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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 

Chairman Murphy will be scheduling an early FAC in view of the upcoming budget. 

Joan Downey will be rescheduling February's OCSC meeting since the regular date fell on a 
holiday. 

5. Staff Report: 

Staff report was distributed for review. 
Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Changes in 511 Service: Peter Straus 

Because of the delay achieving quorum, Mr. Straus had to depart for another meeting. This 
item will be continued at the next CAC meeting, February 1, 2007. 

7. Evaluation of the proposed new SFMTA website: Marc Caposino and Chas Belov 

CAC discussion with Mr. Caposino and Mr. Belov regarding customer perspective and access 
of information from the new SFMTA website. 

8. FY 2008 Budget: Sonali Bose 

Chairman Murphy explained that the MTA had an unbalanced budget with some options 
proposed as solutions. Ms. Bose distributed and reviewed the January 16, 2007 handout 
titled, Overview of FY 2007-2008 Operating Budget and FY 2008-2012 Capital Budget. 

Ms. Bose pointed out that there was an imbalance of funding sources such as FTA, State 
bonds, State, Local, Prop E, favoring Capital. Operations had been left without a funding 
source. She suggested revisit sales tax to split half and half between Operations and 
Capital. 

The CAC EMSC will look over line items, half-life rebuilds, and the overall fleet status. 

This item will be continued at the next CAC meeting, scheduled for February 1, 2007. 

Public Comment 

Edward Mason expressed concerns about: 

♦ Pension, healthcare, and liability costs 

♦ Pay incentives for wellness programs 

♦ Proposition M income based on new construction of commercial buildings 

♦ A list of items that were not funded 

♦ Preventative maintenance 200,000 miles overhaul, especially BREDAs 

♦ Vehicle painting 

♦ Avoidable accident tracking 

Council-Initiated Items 

9. Committee Reports: 

Chairman Murphy proceeded to Item #10. 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee - 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC): 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 

Motion 110806.01 WHEREAS Muni Metro keystops are the busiest and most strategic 

boarding platforms on the surface streets, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC recommends that 
Muni Metro keystops should have NextMuni signs installed ahead of 
less used platforms; and 

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC 
recommends that all major bus island stops should have NextMuni 
signs installed ahead of less used platforms. This should include all 
surface bus/streetcar islands on Market Street. 
2 nd by Mary Burns 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Burns, Cimento, Humphrey, Perez, Rolfe, 

Weaver, and Wieser). 

Motion 110806.02 The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA develop and implement 

regular and comprehensive cleaning and maintenance plans for 
Muni on-street boarding platforms and all Muni Metro stations. 
2 nd by Jamison Wieser 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Burns, Cimento, Humphrey, Perez, Rolfe, 
Weaver, and Wieser). 

11. Recommendation from a CAC Committee - 
Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC): 

Joan Downey, chairperson of the OCSC committee, was not available for this item. It was 
decided to continue the item at the next the CAC meeting. 

12. Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

The CAC EMSC will look over line items, half-life rebuilds, and the overall fleet status. 

13. Agenda Planning for the Next CAC Meeting: 

Thursday, February 1, 2007, 5:30 p.m., at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3074 

14. Adjournment: 7:45 p.m. 

Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - 

♦ MTA CAC minutes for December 2006. 

Agenda Item 5 - 

♦ January 2006 Staff Report. 

Agenda Item 8 - 

♦ FY07 Organization Chart merging the Transportation Planning department with the 
Development department. 

Agenda Item 12 - 

♦ Staff responses to CAC information requests. 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, January 24, 2007 

Respectfully Submittal by: 
DebraJ. Real 
VTA ( ./( ' Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 
Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and 

Jamison Wieser 
(1 Vacancy) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
JAN 2 9 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



01-29- 



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The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

©(415)701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 




SAN FRANCISCO 




DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



Page 1 of 4 



City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, February 1, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of January 24, 2007 [Attachment] 
(Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


- — ^ 

Staff-Initiated Items 


5. 


Proposition E Audit (Discussion/Action) 
Kathleen Sakelaris and Deborah W. Denison 


5:50 


6. 


511 Service Changes (Discussion/Action) 
Carol Kuester and Jim Macrae with MPC 


6:05 


7. 


FY 2008 Budget (Discussion/Action) 
Sonali Bose 


6:35 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Committee Reports 


6:55 


9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 112006.03: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni establish 
an electronic database that contains "lessons learned" about 
fleet maintenance and operations for future procurement. 


7:10 


10. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:15 


11. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

During the month of March 1, 2007, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Av., 


7:25 





Conference Room 3074 




12. 


Adjournment 

•■ ' ' 


7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from January 24, 2007 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website 
at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business 
hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

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DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m. 
A quorum was present including the following: 



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MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Emily 
Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, and Daniel Weaver. 

MTA CAC Absent: Sue Cauthen, and Joan Downey, Steve Ferrario, Art Cimento, Cesar 
Perez, and Jamison Wieser. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Bonnie Nelson (Nelson Nygaard), Deborah W. Dennison 
(MTA - IT), Jim Campbell (MTA Service Planning), Peter Straus (MTA - Planning), Janet 
Martinsen (MTA CAC Liaison), Senoli Bose (MTA CFO), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC 
Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: David Pilpel 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of January 24, 2007: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for January 2007 Emily Drennen. 
2 nd by Mary Burns 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, 
Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

David Pilpel reported on street closures for track work at West Portal station during the 
President's Day holiday weekend. 

Channel 7 was seeking to get PSR information regarding operators. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 




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Thursday, February 1, 2007 

The MTA CAC will be going on a 3 rd Street site tour. 
A senior/youth/disabled fast pass proposal will be presented before the CAC. 
An Overhead Wire Replacement Plan for Phase 2 will be presented before the CAC. 
Staff-Initiated Items 

5. Proposition E Audit: (Discussion/Action) Bonnie Nelson and Deborah W. Denison 

Ms. Nelson distributed and reviewed 2 items, a PowerPoint presentation entitled Proposition 
E: Municipal Transportation Quality Review Summary, which covered the time period of 
years 2002 to 2004, along with a handout entitled Existing Service Standards Report. 

A discussion followed including points regarding bus cleanliness, as well as passenger 
behavior when boarding and exiting busses. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel commented on timetables and use of ATC data. 

6. 511 Service Changes: Peter Straus and Jim Campbell (Discussion/Action) 

MTC representatives Carol Kuester and Jim Macrae were not available for this item. 

Mr. Straus reported that the new My 511 web service would replace the voice-actuated 511 

service at the beginning of March 2007. 

Dorris Vincent asked about the 673-MUNI service. Mr. Straus responded that the upcoming 
311 service would replace 673-MUNI. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel commented on the reliability of the voice-actuated 511 service. He felt that the 
My 511 service was a downgrade. He suggested that the MTA staff should have MTC make 
a presentation before the CAC prior to the My 511 launch and that the MTA Board of 
Directors should be urged to maintain the usefulness of the present 511-voice service. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA work with the MTC to preserve the 
availability of NextMuni vehicle arrival times, not just those of pre-selected trips on the 511 
telephone service. The MTA CAC further requests that the MTA ask the MTC to present 
their plans to the MTA CAC prior to elimination of any existing service. 

2 nd by Mary Burns 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, 
Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

7. MTA FY 2006 Budget: Solani Bose 

Ms. Bose distributed and reviewed 2 handouts: the SFMTA Revenue Summary Proposed 
2007-2008 and 2008-2009 Operating Budget dated January 30, 2007, along with the 
Overview of FY 2007-2008 Proposed Operating Budget and FY 2008-2012 Capital Budget 
dated January 30, 2007. 

A discussion ensued including the following points: 

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Thursday, February 1, 2007 

Mary Burns felt that rates should be raised for neighborhood parking permits (RPP) and 
handicapped plaques. Ms. Bose responded that it was not under the purview of the MTA to 
raise rates on RPP and handicapped plaques. 

Griffith Humphrey asked about parking meter rates. Ms. Bose responded that meter rates 
were off the table. 

Norman Rolfe asked about increasing garage rates. Ms. Bose said that Ron Szeto will be 
doing a presentation regarding garage rates. 

With the high cost of fare collection and accounting, Mr. Rolfe asked about free fares. Ms. 
Bose responded that the MTA was studying the possibility. 

Dan Weaver asked about the yearly deficit. Ms. Bose responded that she felt that Prop K 
sales tax became a drain due to providing lots of dollars towards Capital expenses however 
there were no parallel funds for Operation expenses to maintain. She felt that the 
possibility to split the sales tax funds between Capital and Operations would be more 
beneficial. 

CAC discussed various taxation ideas. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel asked about revenue generating ideas. Ms. Bose responded that the MTA 
Board would discuss revenue-generating ideas in March 2007. 

Mr. Pilpel was also in favor of additional parking control officers, and part-time bus driving 
operators. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA consider contracting out Fast Pass and 
Parking Card mailing fulfillments and not charge customers for shipping and handling. 

Moved by Mary Burns 
2 nd by Norman Rolfe 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, 

Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA pursue demand-based pricing of parking 
meter and garage spaces adjusting prices up and down based on a target vacancy rate. 

Moved by Dan Weaver 
2 nd by Mary Burns 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, 

Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

Motion: WHEREAS parking control officers are critical for sidewalk parking enforcement, 
transit performance, neighborhood parking turnover, and agency revenue, 

The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA pursue a strategy of hiring and training parking 
control officers more aggressively than the 50 positions proposed by staff. 

The MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA consider this their highest priority short- 
term budget solution. 

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Thursday, February 1, 2007 

Moved by Emily Drennen 
2 nd by Griffith Humphrey 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, 

Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA adopt the $5.00 increase to parking 
fines across the board. 

Moved by Dorris Vincent 
2 nd by Bruce Oka 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, 

Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA adopt the staff recommended hourly 
and monthly parking garage rate revenue increase as a minimum and study the possibility 
of increasing rates further to be closer to market rates. 

Moved by Norman Rolfe 
2 nd by Dorris Vincent 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, 

Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA examine the possibility of converting 
Proposition K money earmarked for Capitol tax money. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Burns, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, 
Rolfe, Vincent, and Weaver). 

Council-Initiated Items 

8. Committee Reports: 

See Item 9 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 112006.03: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni establish an electronic 

database that contains "lessons learned" about fleet maintenance 
and operations for future procurement. 

Joan Downey was not present to present this item. 

10. Council Members' Questions and Comments 

♦ What would it take to modify Proposition K to re-allocate proposition funds to Operating 
as well as Capital money? 

♦ Red light camaras do not seem to be working on 19 th Avenue and Sloat Blvd. 

♦ What is the policy regarding transfer security and vehicle security. A bus driver on the 
24 line had been observed leaving the his vehicle opened and unattended with transfer 
books clearly in passenger view. 



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Thursday, February 1, 2007 

11. Agenda Planning for the Next CAC Meeting: 

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 5:30 p.m., at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3074. 

12. Adjournment: 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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Notice of Rescheduled Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 
Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and 

Jamison Wieser 
(1 Vacancy) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

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AGENDA 

Notice of Rescheduled Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of February 1, 2007 [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


Staff -Initiated Items 


5. 


Strategic Planning Update (Discussion/Action) 
Marisa Espinosa 


5:45 


6. 


Overhead Wire Replacement Project Update (Discussion/Action) 
Drew Howard 


6:00 


7. 


FY 2008 Budget (Discussion/Action) 
Sonali Bose 


6:15 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


The Proposed BART-Muni Senior/Youth/ Disabled Fast Pass and 
Other Recommendations from the Finance and Administration 
Committee (FAC) 

(Discussion/Action) 


6:45 


9. 


Committee Reports 


7:10 


10. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 112006.03: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni establish an 
electronic database that contains "lessons learned" about fleet 
maintenance and operations for future procurement. 


7:15 


11. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:20 


12. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 


7:25 



March 1, 2007, at West Portal station 



13. 



Ad jou rn ment ___ _ , _ J 7 : 3 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from February 1, 2007 meeting 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:40 p.m. 
A quorum was present including the following: 



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MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Art Cimento, Joan 
Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Daniel 
Weaver, and Jamison Wieser. 

MTA CAC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Dan Weaver, arrived at 6:21 
p.m. 

MTA CAC Absent: Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Steve Ferrario, and Dorris Vincent. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Director Leah Shahaum (MTA Board of Director), Janet 
Martinsen (MTA CAC Liaison), Marisa Espinosa (Strategic Policy Initiatives), Judson True 
(Manager, Local Government Relations), Sonali Bose (Chief Financial Officer), Drew Howard 
(Acting Project Manager, Construction Division), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of February 1, 2007: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes for February 1, 2007 by Bruce Oka. 
2 nd by Norman Rolfe 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Cimento, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, and Wieser). 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 




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Thursday, February 15, 2007 

A 3 rd Street site tour will be substituted for the regular CAC meeting in March. 

MTC has decided not to discontinue the 511 service for train arrival times. Both the new My 
511 service along with the regular 511 service will continue to be available. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

5. Strategic Planning Update: Marisa Espinosa, also present was Director Leah Shahaum. 

Ms. Espinosa distributed and reviewed the PowerPoint draft of the discussion document 
entitled, MTA 2012 Strategic Plan Development Proposed Vision, Goals and Objectives, 
dated February 20, 2007. Discussion pursued with input from the CAC including: references 
to the Transit First policy, safety reporting, Key Performance Indicator measurements, and 
work environment. Various CAC members expressed that they would like to see MTA goals 
include upgrading technology as well as marketing and signage to better relay information 
to customers, such as, how to get from place to place, how to use the system, way-finding, 
etc. 

The draft will be presented to the MTA Board. There will be another governance 
subcommittee discussion of the draft and public comments. There will also be stakeholders 
outreach activities, meeting with unions, employees from each division, and returning to the 
MTA Board for proposed adoption. 

Since there will not be another full CAC until April, Strategic Planning will be further 
discussed at the OCSC meeting on February 22, 2007. 

6. Overhead Wire Replacement Project Update: Drew Howard 

Mr. Howard distributed a handout of Construction Update dated February 14, 2007. Mr. 
Howard reviewed overhead wire replacement progress and bus substitution arrangements. 

Various CAC members wanted to see signs posted at stations' street surface and turnstile 
entrances indicating the time that the last of the trains (K, L, and M) would be running. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that every entrance of every station affected by the 
overhead wire replacement project have a sign clearly posted indicating the 
guaranteed time by which customers can go down to the platform and be assured 
to catch the last train to West Portal. 

Moved by Dan Weaver 
2 nd by Jamison Wieser 
CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Cimento, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser). 

7. MTA FY 2008 Budget: Sonali Bose 

Ms. Bose distributed and reviewed handout, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency 
Revenue Summary 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 Operating Budget, dated February 20, 2007. 

The deficit had been reduced from $15 million to $2.3 million with garage rates increases, 
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Thursday, February 15, 2007 

While this budget poses no increases in fares, the following year's budget will be in a very 
compromised position. 

Mr. Murphy introduced the following recommendation from the Finance and Administration 
Committee: 

Motion: WHEREAS the MTA spends over $41 million per year on services from other 

departments, the MTA CAC recommends that the MTA consider requiring other 
City departments that receive free parking in City garages, parking lots and 
metered spaces to pay for those services. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Cimento, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser). 

The MTA spends over $10 million per year on work orders to SFPD, however there seldom is 
seen a Police presence on vehicles. Norman Rolfe commented that SFPD had a requirement 
to ride Muni at least once during their regular shift, during the administration of former 
Mayor Willie Brown. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Cimento, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser). 

Mr. Murphy introduced another recommendation from the Finance and Administration 
Committee: 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA undertake a comprehensive review of the 
services that the MTA purchases from the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) 
in order to determine what services the Agency receives for its payments to the 
SFPD, and to determine if these are the most effective possible use of funds 
enhancing safety and security for the MTA. 

Emily Drennen added the following recommendation: 

Motion: WHEREAS San Francisco is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous cities 
in California for pedestrians and bicyclists; and 

WHEREAS the MTA plans to allocate over $10 million in the FY 07-08 budget for 
legal services from the City Attorney's office; and 

WHEREAS this amount does not include the tens of millions of dollars the MTA 
pays out to the victims of pedestrian or bicyclist collisions or their families on an 
annual basis, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the MTA CAC urges the MTA to develop and 
implement an adequately funded program to prevent future pedestrian and 
bicyclist injuries. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Cimento, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser). 

Mr. Murphy assigned Emily Drennen's other two recommendations pertaining to a fare free 
system and parcel tax for discussion and action at the Financial and Administration 
Committee. 

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Council-Initiated Items 

8. The Proposed BART-Muni Senior/ Youth/ Disabled Fast Pass and Other 
Recommendations from the Finance and Administration Committee (FAC): Marisa 
Espinosa 

Ms. Espinosa said that the MTA is looking at the reimbursement rate to BART, ridership, as 
well as the differences in age range for youth between agencies. 

Emily Drennen commented that in April 1981 that BART and Muni entered into an 
agreement for Muni's Adult fast pass users could use their passes for inner city 
transportation, however discounted fast passes were excluded. She suggested urging the 
MTA to set aside a monetary placeholder in the FY 08 budget for Senior, Youth, and 
Disabled fast pass usage on BART within San Francisco. 

Bruce Oka commented that in view of the youth age range definition differences between 
agencies, it might be better to pursue the youth BART-Muni fast pass separately. Joan 
Downey added that Translink might be capable of handling the age difference issue. CAC 
members decided to include the Youth. 

Motion: WHEREAS our Senior, Youth, and Disabled fast pass users have not been able to 
use their fast passes on BART within San Francisco, while Adult fast pass users 
have been allowed on BART since April of 1981, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the MTA CAC urges the MTA to set aside $2.5 
million in the FY 07-08 budget, which should be sufficient to allow our Senior, 
Youth, and Disabled fast pass users on BART; and 

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the MTA CAC urges the MTA to 
negotiate a mutually beneficial agreement that would allow our Senior, Youth, 
and Disabled fast pass users on BART within San Francisco at the beginning of 
the FY 07-08 Budget. 

2 nd by Joan Downey 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Cimento, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser). 

9. Committee Reports: 

None 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) Operations and 
Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 112006.03: The MTA CAC recommends that Muni establish an electronic 

database that contains "lessons learned" about fleet maintenance and operations 
for future procurement. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Cimento, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser). 

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Member of the Public, Ed Mason, commented that procurement of vehicles happens over 
long period of time. Due to changes in personnel, lessons learned are lost. He suggested a 
database of historical knowledge of the development of equipment, which would include 
fleet defects and other problems experienced. 

11. Council Members' Questions and Comments 

Art Cimento requested a discussion regarding the Life Line Pass. Sonali Bose said that 
Department Health and Human Services and not the MTA would manage the Life Line Pass. 
Mr. Murphy will add this item for a future CAC meeting. 

12. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting: 

There will be a site tour of the 3 rd Street light rail service. 

The next full CAC has been tentatively scheduled for April 2007. 

13. Adjournment: 8:00 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
MTA CAC - Secretary 



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Notice of Site Tour Meeting 

for 

Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

3 rd Street Light Rail Tour 

Transit Platform Located at 4 th and Berry Streets 
San Francisco, California 



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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 
Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and 

Jamison Wieser 
(1 Vacancy) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Site Tour Meeting and Agenda 

for 
Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. 

3 rd Street Light Rail Tour 

Transit Platform Located at 4 th and Berry Streets 
San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


3:00 


2. 


Public Comment 


3:33 


3. 


3 rd Street Light Rail Site Tour (Discussion/Action) 


3:35 


4. 


Adjournment 


5:00 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

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Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
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Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 



FINAL NOTES - NO QUROUM PRESENT 

of 
Site Tour Meeting 

Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 3:15 p.m. 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT ~ 3 2007 



3 rd Street Light Rail Tour 

Transit Platform Located at 4 th and Berry Streets 

San Francisco, California 



SAN FRANCISCO 
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1. Call to Order / Roll Call (Agenda Item 1). The regular meeting of the Municipal 
Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) was called to order at 3:15 
p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2007 by Daniel Murphy (chair), but there was no quorum . 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, 
Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

MTA CAC Absent: 

Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, Dorris Vincent, Dan 
Weaver, and Jamison Wieser. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Drew Howard (MTA Planning - 3 rd Street LRV project), 
Bradley Bradley (MTA - Railcar driver), Janet Martinsen (MTA CAC Liaison), and Debra Reed 
(MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

3. 3 rd Street Light Rail Site Tour: 

Due to a problem with the 4 th Street Bridge alignment, the tour was conducted using a 
motorized bus driven by driver Bradley Bradley rather than using one of the railcars. Drew 
Howard distributed a picture of the 311 Call box for transit information and a list of final 
projects that he referred to throughout the tour. Mr. Howard also expounded upon training 
progress, vandalism, wheelchair boarding, ADA ramp revisions, and signage. 

4. Adjournment: 5:45 p.m. 




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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for ' DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 OCT 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANC isco 

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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 
Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and 

Jamison Wieser 
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Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

©(415)701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 




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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, April 5, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item* 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of February 15, 2007 [Attachment] (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) 
Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 

Janet Martinsen (MTA CAC Staff Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff -Initiated Items 


6. 


Parking policies and a proposed pricing pilot program with the Port 

of San Francisco (Discussion/Action) Diane Hammons 


5:50 


7. 


CIP/CIB (Discussion/Action) Brenda Walker 


6:05 


8. 


New revenue generation options (Discussion/Action) 
Sonali Bose 


6:30 


9. 


Discounted fast passes for 18 to 21 years old (originated by Supervisor 
McGoldrick) (Discussion/Action) Judson True 


6:55 


Council-Initiated Items 

_, 


10. 


Committee Reports 


7:10 


11. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 070228.13: WHEREAS the Eureka portals have been useful to 

maintaining operations for the Metro system in the past few years 
during emergency conditions including flooding and streetcar 
derailments. 

Therefore, the MTA CAC recommends that the Eureka portals be 
structurally repaired, restored and beautified at the surface 


7:15 

1 





entrances/exits so that they can continue to provide needed 
operational flexibility for the Metro system in emergencies and/or 
any other future uses. 

The MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA develop an action 
plan for the Eureka portals rehabilitation as part of the multi-year 
capitol budget process. 




12. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 070312.01: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA adopt 
recommendations made by Nelson Nygaard in the Transportation Quality 
Review recommendation summary figure 7 and Proposition E Municipal 
Transportation Quality review with the following exceptions: 

5A The MTA CAC recommends that the automatic passenger counters be 
used to track crowding on vehicles. 

3B The MTA CAC recommends that the speed goals for Muni vehicles be set 
by the MTA rather than Muni. 

2C The MTA CAC recommends that the employee attrition rate be retained 
and the measure be changed to less than 1 year rather than 6 months to 1 
year. 

The MTA CAC recommends that a measurement of the length of time it takes 
to fill a position be added. 

IF The MTA CAC recommends that the measure of phone requests for 
parking enforcement be changed to the percent of requests responded to 
within 20 minutes. 

The MTA CAC recommends that instead of having 2 reports that the details 
of management reports be included in the stakeholder report as an 
appendix. 

The MTA CAC recommends that the management summary include schedule 
adherence for lines that scheduled headways equal to or under 10 minutes 
and headway adherence for lines with scheduled headways over 10 minutes. 

The MTA CAC recommends that the annul report include the number of 
pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists killed or injured. 


7:18 


13. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:20 


14. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

During the month of May 3, 2007, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Av., 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


15. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from February 15, 2007 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public 
Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website 
at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public 
inspection and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business 
hours. 



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Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
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San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
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Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. 
A quorum was present including the following: 



OCT ~ 3 2007 

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MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Joan 
Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver, and 
Jamison Wieser. 

MTA CAC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Dorris Vincent arrived at 5:36 
p.m. 

MTA CAC Absent: Sue Cauthen, Art Cimento, Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), and Cesar 
Perez. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Janet Martinsen (MTA CAC Liaison), Debra Reed (MTA CAC 
Secretary), Hammons, Diana (MTA - Finance & Administration Division), Tina Olson (Port of 
San Francisco - Deputy Director Finance & Administration), Todd Dykstra (CEO - Streetline 
Networks), Brenda Walker (MTA - Finance), Greg Wilcox (MTA - Deputy Dir Transportation 
Development), Sonali Bose (MTA - CFO), Judson True (Manager, Local Government 
Relations). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of February 15, 2007: 

Motion to adopt the MTA CAC minutes with corrections for February 15, 2007 by Emily 
Drennen. 

2 nd by Joan Downey 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Daniel Murphy (Chair), Mary Burns, Joan Downey, 

Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel 

Weaver, and Jamison Wieser) 




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Thursday, April 5, 2007 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Public comments made by Edward Mason regarding professional reading. He urged the CAC 
to read the 38-page VTA report and apply many of its points to the MTA, website vta.org on 
the left side and click on "Directors," click on Friday, March 23 rd special meeting, then go to 
the link on item #4. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

Mr. Murphy reported about 511 - Feedback to MTC, that the disabled community was 
unhappy about loosing arrival-times feature, because all the audio features benefited 
visually impaired users. 

3 rd Street LRV opening celebration was scheduled for April 14 th . 

Mr. Murphy reported highlights from the CAC's 3 rd Street LRV tour during the month of 
March. 

Ms. Martinsen will be away for a few months. Her replacement as the MTA CAC Liaison was 
yet to be announced. 

5. Staff Report: Janet Martinsen 

Ms. Martinsen distributed and reviewed April's staff report along with the MTA staff 
responses to CAC recommendations. Debra Reed distributed responses to informational 
requests from CAC members. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Parking policies and a proposed pricing pilot program with the Port of San 
Francisco (Discussion/Action) Diane Hammons, Tina Olson, and Todd Dykstra 

The Port of San Francisco partnered with the MTA pn a project to test parking meter 
behavior. Ms. Hammans introduced Tina Olson from the Port of San Francisco and Todd 
Dykstra from Streetline Networks who took on a project to look at "real" parking behavior as 
it relates to pricing, alternative meter technologies, and to bring creative strategies for 
testing. Todd Dykstra conducted the presentation study which covered 187 metered 
parking spaces, including paid use, payment type, unpaid use (disability parking), unpaid 
use (non-compliance), turn-over, and average duration. Tina Olson announced other 
parking meter behavior studies to be conducted around San Francisco. The Parking Policies 
presentation would also be presented to Transportation Authority and Parking Authority on 
May 1, 2007. 

Motion: The MTA CAC recommends that the Two-Year Pricing Pilot program in 
conjunction with the Port of San Francisco be adopted. 

Moved by Dan Weaver 

2 nd by Jamison Wieser 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Daniel Murphy (Chair), Joan Downey, Emily 

Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, 

and Jamison Wieser. 

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Thursday, April 5, 2007 

The vote included Dorris Vincent who arrived after roll call, however Mary Burns had 
departed before the vote, but a quorum was still present. 

7. CIP/CIB (Discussion/Action) Greg Wilcox, and Brenda Walker 

Mr. Wilcox with the assistance of the CFO Sonali Bose and Brenda Walker, highlighted the 
new approach to the Capital program. Handouts that were used for discussion were the FY 
2008-2012 Proposed Capital Investment Plan (April 3, 2007) and the booklet FY 2008-2012 
Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) FY 2008-2012 Proposed Capital Investment Plan 
(CIP) (April 3, 2007). 

Questions and Comments from the CAC: 

Dan Weaver: The LRV overhaul program had fallen far short of the estimated need of $20 
million per year. Mr. Wilcox responded that there was no funding for LRV overhaul, but 
CFO Sonali Bose was still seeking funding. 

Mr. Weaver heard on a television news report that Muni said they could run on time with 
another $150 million. Does that include overhaul and maintenance? 

2 years ago the CAC recommended a planning study be done regarding the portals, 
however currently there was neither project manager assigned nor engineering 
assessment started. Mr. Wilcox responded that the project was in the 5-year capital 
plan. 

Norman Rolfe felt that Hotel Vitale was costing Muni. Ms. Bose responded that an audit 
regarding the hotel had begun as a result of Mr. Rolfe's inquiries. 

Dorris Vincent asked about Islais Creek. Mr. Wilcox responded that the design was being 
finalized. 

Emily Drennen: asked about DPT and Pedestrian signals, etc. Ms. Bose pointed out that it 
was a Pedestrian line item. 

There is a need for working elevators and escalators. 

Joan Downey asked about Carl Street and the Rail Replacement project. 

Public Comment: 

Edward Mason asked if there would be a negative impact on delivery of service caused by 
the shortfall on overhaul, etc? Mr. Wilcox responded that providing service was the highest 
priority. 

8. New Revenue Generation Options (Discussion/ Action) Sonali Bose 

Ms. Bose distributed two exhibits for revenue generating ideas, which had been shared with 
the Board of Directors at the last MTA Board meeting. Exhibit I included previously surfaced 
revenue ideas from SPUR and Exhibit II included SFMTA staff ideas. Also shared was the 
PowerPoint presentation provided to the MTA Board of Directors (dated April 3, 2007). Ms. 
Bose indicated that the major impediment to MUNI's inability to reach on-time performance 
standards was the lack of resources and the structural deficit, which is estimated in the 



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Final Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, April 5, 2007 

range of $150 million. The CAC Council was asked to prioritize the revenue ideas and 
provide their recommendation to the MTA Board of Directors. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC: 

Emily Drennen: asked about parking tax. Ms. Bose responded that several other 

departments and City services were also competing for the voters' ballot. Ms. Bose was 
also hoping to resolve many things by working with both the MTA Board and the S.F. 
Board of Supervisors. 

Ms. Drennen expressed that Labor should be represented during the Mayor's blue team 
assistants. 

Dan Weaver: Developing goals to achieve certain levels of service could bring in revenue, 
such as increasing standards of enforcement, and sidewalk enforcement. 

9. Discounted Fast Passes for 18 to 21 Year Olds - originator Supervisor McGoldrick 

(Discussion/Action) Judson True 

As a result of a proposal from the Youth Commission and other commissions to Supervisor 
McGoldrick last fall, that looked at discounted fares for young adults from the 18 to 24 year 
age at different transit agencies around the country and pushed along by a report by the 
Office of Legislative Analysts, Supervisor McGoldrick drafted a resolution urging the MTA 
Board of Directors to pursue discounted fast passes for 18 to 21 year olds. As a marketing 
idea, more than discounts for students the purpose of the youth pass would be to attract 
young riders in general to become lifelong transit passengers. 

Public Comment 

Edward Mason commented that in view offering reduced youth fares, he felt that there 
should be pressure on youth to stop vandalism and offer discounted fares as a reward. He 
questioned what problem would be solved by offering discounted youth fares. He 
recommended that the Mayor should establish a Blue Ribbon Panel amongst the Youth 
Commission. 

Council-Initiated Items 

10. Committee Reports: 

See agenda items 11 and 12 

11. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Background from Dan Weaver that at the February EMSC meeting it was revealed that 
there was no project manager, no engineering assessment, nor anything being done. 
These external portals continue to serve as a useful option for Muni, during flooding 
conditions and streetcar derailments. Studies should be done, repairs should be made, 
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Thursday, April 5, 2007 

Motion 070228.13: WHEREAS the Eureka portals have been useful to maintaining 
operations for the Metro system in the past few years during emergency 
conditions including flooding and streetcar derailments. 

Therefore, the MTA CAC recommends that the Eureka portals be structurally 
repaired, restored and beautified at the surface entrances/exits so that they can 
continue to provide needed operational flexibility for the Metro system in 
emergencies and/or any other future uses. 

The MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA develop an action plan for the 
Eureka portals rehabilitation as part of the multi-year capitol budget process. 

Moved by Dorris Vincent 
2 nd by Norman Rolfe 
CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Daniel Murphy (Chair), Joan Downey, Emily 
Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel 
Weaver, and Jamison Wieser. 

The vote included Dorris Vincent who arrived after roll call, however Mary Burns had 
departed before the vote, but a quorum was still present. 

12. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 070312.01: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA adopt recommendations 
made by Nelson Nygaard in the Transportation Quality Review recommendation 
summary figure 7 and Proposition E Municipal Transportation Quality review 
with the following exceptions: 

5A The MTA CAC recommends that the automatic passenger counters be used 
to track crowding on vehicles. 

3B The MTA CAC recommends that the speed goals for Muni vehicles be set by 
the MTA rather than Muni. 

2C The MTA CAC recommends that the employee attrition rate be retained and 
the measure be changed to less than 1 year rather than 6 months to 1 year. 

The MTA CAC recommends that a measurement of the length of time it takes to 
fill a position be added. 

IF The MTA CAC recommends that the measure of phone requests for parking 
enforcement be changed to the percent of requests responded to within 20 
minutes. 

The MTA CAC recommends that instead of having 2 reports that the details of 
management reports be included in the stakeholder report as an appendix. 

The MTA CAC recommends that the management summary only include 
schedule adherence for lines with scheduled headways that are greater than 10 
minutes and headway adherence for lines with scheduled headways equal to or 
under 10 minutes. 

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Final Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, April 5, 2007 

The MTA CAC recommends that the annual report include the number of 
pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists killed or injured. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Daniel Murphy (Chair), Joan Downey, Emily 
Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel 
Weaver, and Jamison Wieser. 

The vote included Dorris Vincent who arrived after roll call, however Mary Burns had 
departed before the vote, but a quorum was still present. 

13. Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

14. Agenda Planning for the Next CAC Meeting: 

May 3, 2007, 5:30 p.m., at 1 South Van Ness Av., Conference Room 3074 

15. Adjournment: 8:15 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 OCT - 3 ^007 

San Francisco, California 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Members: PUBL,C UBRARY 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Sue Cauthen, 

Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, 
Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and 

Jamison Wieser 
(1 Vacancy) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, and Bruce Oka 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Sue Cauthen, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of April 5, 2007 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


T-Third integration into the Metro system (Discussion/Action) 5.5Q 
Kenneth McDonald - COO/ Director of Muni Service Operations 


7. 


Strategic Plan (Discussion/Action) Marisa Espinosa - External Boards j 6 . 30 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Committee Reports 


6:55 


9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion 070416.02: WHEREAS, April 1 st marked the 25 th year that 
users of Muni's Senior, Youth, and Disabled fast passes have 
advocated for the same intra - San Francisco BART access 
that Adult fast pass users have enjoyed for 25 years, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC urges the 
MTA to fully implement intra-San Francisco BART access to aN 
Muni fast pass users by the start of the 07-08 fiscal year; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC urges the 
MTA to adopt the most rider-friendly implementation plan as 
possible; and 


7:00 





BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC urges the 
MTA to aggressively negotiate a lower reimbursement rate 
than what BART currently charges its discount patrons; and to 
secure an agreement with BART that includes all of our youth 
and any new fast pass program for youth. 




10. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 
Motion 070416.03: The MTA CAC recommends that when Muni 
service is temporarily rerouted that the Agency provide 
frequent and consistent communication to the public, 
adequate and consistent signage, and communicate changes 
and including maps to all operators, especially on nearby 
lines, and that signage be multi lingual and include maps 
where ever feasible. 

The MTA CAC further recommends the Agency endeavor to 
keep substitution plans consistent and not alter them further 
after communication to the public has begun. 

The MTA CAC recommends that after major reroutes of 
substitution of service the Agency conduct lessons learned 
sessions. 


7:10 


11. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 

Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 070418.04: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA 

simplify its fare structure reducing the number of fare 

instruments the Agency manages. 


7:15 


12. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:20 


13. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

Thursday, June 7, 2007, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


14. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from April 5, 2007 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 

Thursday, May 3, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



1. Call to Order/ Roll Call 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:37 p.m. 
A quorum was present including the following: 



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MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce 
Oka, and Jamison Wieser. 

MTA CAC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Cesar Perez {Arrived at 5:40 
p.m.), and Daniel Weaver {Arrived at 5:39 p.m.). 

MTA CAC Absent: Sue Cauthen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Ken McDonald (MUNI General Manager - Operations), Bond 
Yee (MTA Director of Parking and Traffic), Marisa Espinosa (MTA Manager, Strategic Policy 
Initiatives), Peter Straus (MTA- Planning), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason, and Greg Dewar with N Judah 
Chronicles 

Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of April 5, 2007: 

MTA CAC minutes for April were adopted. 

Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Greg Dewar, author of (njudahchronicles.com) invited citizens to visit his site, read his blog 
and encouraged participation with comments and discussions. 

Edward Mason commented regarding Embarcadero shuttle service. 

Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

♦ Sue Cauthen resigned as a CAC council member. She was Supervisor Peskin's 
appointee. 




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FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, Thursday, May 3, 2007 

♦ Bruce Oka has been looking for a CAC council member to replace him as chair of the 
PMC subcommittee. 

♦ Mr. Murphy congratulated Debbie W. Denison on her retirement and thanked her for 
working closely with the CAC over the years. 

5. Staff Report: Marisa Espinosa 

Ms. Espinosa distributed and reviewed April's staff report. 
Staff-Initiated Items 

6. T-Third integration into the Metro system (Discussion/Action) Kenneth McDonald 

Mr. McDonald reviewed the eroding effect of major cuts along with attrition to the MTA 
workforce in supervision, operators, and non-platform staff since 2002. Hiring freezes has 
also impacted the workforce including maintenance. 

Many of the problems with delays were not anticipated. With the integration of the T-Third 
line, the former 70 rail cars operating in the Metro system was increased to 79 rail cars. 
However, any dwell time more than 60 seconds can result in a domino effect throughout 
our single-track system. It was found that the average dwell time for rail cars of 1 Vi to 2 
minute unfortunately cascaded across the system resulting in 30 to 45 minutes delays. 

Solutions to resolve customer impact: 

♦ Maintain enough operators at the Embarcadero to turn rail cars around and maintain a 
dwell time no longer than 50 to 60 seconds max. 

♦ Patrol officers placed at 4 th and King Streets to monitor and increase the flow of vehicle 
and pedestrian traffic manually and automatically through the intersection, a point for 
the J-Church and T-Third lines as well as the Caltrain Station location. 

♦ 8-week training accelerated to produce 15 operators every 6-weeks. 

♦ Reduce absenteeism. 

The goal is to increase the 79 rail cars to 119 running rail cars in order to reduce 
overcrowding. The MTA is continually looking at more solutions. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Dan Murphy: 

Mr. Murphy listed ongoing problems before the advent of T-Third trains including frequently 
interrupted J-Church trips due to line reassignment, unusually long waits for an N-Judah 
while many half-empty M-Ocean trains went by even though senior staff was reportedly at 
Embarcadero re-sequencing trains, and monitoring bunching. Response: While there are 
re-sequencing of Js, Ts, Ls single rail cars, there are no second tracks in the Metro 
underground to hold rail cars in order to redistribute rail cars. 

Was it already known before the T-Third integration that there would not be enough 
operators for a successful opening? Response: No, the schedules looked good. However, 



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Citizens' Advisory Council 
FINAL Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, Thursday, May 3, 2007 

there T-Third training and GSU (General Sign Up) training for drivers posed an unexpected 
challenge. 

To reduce the total number of rail cars for the subway's capacity to handle a certain number 
of rail cars per hour and in view of the availability of operators, Mr. Murphy heard a 
discussion of combining the T-Third and the K-Ingleside lines into one route. Response: 
Mr. McDonald would like to try a pilot to see if this would work, as well as other pilots. 
Changes and schedules would have to work with available resources. 

Steve Ferrario: 

The hiring policy during the 1960s that allow a new hire to choose between driving rail or 
driving buses seemed more reasonable than the present hiring policy that requires at least 3 
years minimum of bus driving experience before being considered for rail. Response: The 
3-year experience requirement was a union issue and part of contract negotiations involving 
seniority. 

Mr. Ferrario also noted that ballgame bound trains are often held at Embarcadero. Even 
though this practice allows the boarding of more baseball fans, it has the unintended 
consequence of holding up the entire subway. Response: Mr. McDonald will investigate. 

Dan Weaver: 

Mr. Weaver commented that drivers were being taken from the K line to be used on the J 
line, which biases the J-Church line experiment. Response: Drivers are balanced across the 
system. Mr. McDonald will be writing a letter to extend the J-Church experiment. 

The previous signage system was much better that the new one. Maps are inconsistent 
from station to station. 

Emily Drennen: 

In view of the 5 to 10 minutes to get through some intersections, had Transit Preferential 
Signals (TPS) been activated on the T line? Response: Ball game congestion and a lot of 
trains can cause these delays, however TPS was activated. Mr. Bond Yee added that there 
had been recent monitoring and adjustments to the system. TPS at 4 th and King Streets 
works differently for turning T rail cars versus the straight path J rail cars moving across. 
These operating within their phase to move with the switching built into the design for 
safety purposes. 

Jamison Wieser: 

Mr. Wieser asked if the 4 patrolling officers at 4 th and King Streets during peak hours could 
assist. Response: Mr. Yee pointed out that traffic comes from 4 different directions. Mr. 
McDonald added that the train tracks are aligned as part of the signaling system. If the 
alignment is for a turn, the train could not go straight because that would result in a 
derailment. The same holds true for turns made on a straight alignment. The driver must 
work with the alignment built into the system rather than following the directions of 
patrolling officers in order to avoid derailments. 



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Thursday, Thursday, May 3, 2007 

Mr. Wieser reported an out-of-service train that was stuck during the attempt to turn it 
around, which resulted in blocking traffic at 4 th and King Streets. Response: Mr. McDonald 
reported that he has directed that rail cars should be turned around at 6 th Street and that 
rail cars should not be turned around at the intersection of 4 th and King Streets. 

Announcements in subways are giving out incorrect train designation announcements. 

Mary Burns: 

Ms. Burns commented that while she has often witnessed re-sequencing of trains at West 
Portal, she had not seen re-sequencing at the Embarcadero. Trains were more crowded 
than ever. 

Joan Downey: 

Ms. Downey commented seeing 5 trains lined up along the ocean up to 44 th Avenue, yet the 
service is terrible on the N-Judah. What happen to street supervision? 

On a ballgame day Ms. Downey experienced seeing senior staff at the Embarcadero, but 
between the Embarcadero and Van Ness Avenue the monitor displayed 2 double J-Churches 
and 3 single J-Churches heading inbound and 3 J-Churches outbound. Response: Peter 
Straus said that there was a software problem that needed to be resolved in that the 
monitors identified ballpark S-Shuttles as J rail cars. 

Public Comments 

Edward Mason 

Mr. Mason reported subway announcements giving incorrect train designation 
announcements. 

The wall sign on the inbound trackside at the Embarcadero station that indicated the J and 
T lines to the ballpark should also list the S-Shuttle and Events trains. 

Greg Dewar 

Mr. Dewar, the author of the N-Judah Chronicles, received several E-mail about trains 
frequently being redirected without warning to riders. With these short turns, riders were 
being disembarked between 17 th and 21 st streets (avenues), a great disservice to senior and 
disabled patrons. 

7. Strategic Plan (Discussion/Action) Marisa Espinosa 
Item will be continued to the June 7 th CAC meeting. 

Council-Initiated Items 

8. Committee Reports: 

See items 9, 10, and 11 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 



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Thursday, Thursday, May 3, 2007 

Motion 070416.02: WHEREAS, April 1 st marked the 25 th year that users of Muni's Senior, 
Youth, and Disabled fast passes have advocated for the same intra - San Francisco 
BART access that Adult fast pass users have enjoyed for 25 years, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC urges the MTA to fully implement 
intra-San Francisco BART access to aN Muni fast pass users by the start of the 07-08 
fiscal year; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC urges the MTA to adopt the most 
rider-friendly implementation plan possible; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC urges the MTA to aggressively 
negotiate a lower reimbursement rate than what BART currently charges its discount 
patrons; and to secure an agreement with BART that includes all of our youth and 
any new discount fast pass program for youth. 

CAC passed (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, Cimento, Downey, 
Drennen, Humphrey, Perez, Weaver, and Jamison Wieser). 

(Nay - Bruce Oka) 

Discussion: Mr. Oka pointed out that BART identified youth as under age 12, whereas all 
other transit agencies identified youth as under age 18. Until BART redefines its own 
definition, he felt that BART would continue its refusal to honor any request to expand its 
discount agreement that would include youth. Presently discounts are available with the 
full-priced adult pass only. Mr. Oka felt that the recommendation would be more successful 
with the request to include the discounted senior and disabled passes only and that youth 
passes should be separated out on its own recommendation, otherwise the recommendation 
would continue unproductive. Ms. Downey felt that the recommendation seemed to allow 
the MTA flexibility during its negotiations with BART to ask for discounts for all three passes, 
and on the other hand should BART continue its refusal to accept discounts for youth 
passes, then the exclusion of youth passes would be optional. 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 070416.03: The MTA CAC recommends that when Muni service is temporarily 
rerouted that the Agency provide frequent and consistent communication to the 
public, adequate and consistent signage, and communicate service changes, 
providing maps to all operators, especially on nearby lines, and that signage be 
multi-lingual and include maps wherever feasible. 

The MTA CAC further recommends that the Agency endeavor to keep substitution 
plans consistent and not alter them further after communication to the public has 
begun. 

The MTA CAC recommends that after major re-routes of substitution of service the 
Agency conduct "lessons learned" sessions. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes -Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, Cimento, 
Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Weaver, and Jamison Wieser). 

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11. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 070418.04: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA simplify its fare structure, 
reducing the number of fare instruments and providing simplified and consistent fare 
instrument terminology. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes -Murphy (Chair), Ferrario (Vice Chair), Burns, Cimento, 
Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Perez, Weaver, and Jamison Wieser). 

12. Council Members Questions and Comments: 

Steve Ferrario was reappointed to the EMSC committee 

13. Agenda Planning for the Next CAC Meeting: 

Thursday, June 7, 2007, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 

14. Adjournment: 7:55 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

DebraJ. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan 

Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, 

Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and Jamison Wieser 

(2 Vacancies) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



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The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of May 3, 2007 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


_ — _~~^ 

5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Judson True 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Bus Shelter Project (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


5:50 


7. 


Strategic Plan (Discussion/Action) Debra Johnson 


6:20 


8. 


T Third Integration and Service Design Issues for Metro 
Service to Caltrain (Discussion/Action) Wilson Johnson 


6:50 


9. 


Charter Amendments (Discussion/ Action) Judson True 


7:20 


Council-Initiated Items 


10. 


Committee Reports 


7:25 


11. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:30 


12. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

Thursday, July 5, 2007, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:35 


13. 


Adjournment 


7:40 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachment - Minutes from May 3, 2007 meeting 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca. us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 

Thursday, June 7, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



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1. Call to Order /Roll Call 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. 
A quorum was present including the following: 



MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), 
Mary Burns, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver, and Jamison Wieser. 

MTA CAC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Bruce Oka (arrived at 5:38 p.m.), and 
Dorris Vincent (arrived at 5:35 p.m.). 

MTA CAC Absent: Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, and Griffith Humphrey. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking and Traffic 
[DPT]) Present: Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. (MTA Executive Director and CEO), Debra Johnson (MTA 
Chief of Staff and Director of External Affairs), Sonali Bose (MTA Finance & Administration), 
Judson True (MTA CAC Liaison), Jim Kelly (MTA Sr. Operations Manager - Central Control), 
Peter Straus (MTA Manager, Transportation Planning & Development), Julie Kirschbaum (MTA 
Manager, Transportation Planning & Development), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Edward Mason 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of May 3, 2007: 

Minutes for May 2007 were adopted. 



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3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not 
noted on the agenda: 

Public comments from Edward Mason regarding: 

Reunite of the Carnival Parade, Muni maps, and Translink readers 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

Mr. Murphy announced Greg Riessen as Supervisor Aaron Peskin's appointment to the CAC to 
replace Sue Cauthen. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion) Judson True 
Mr. True reviewed June's staff report. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

6. Bus Shelter Project (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 

There were some clear choices from the many responses to the bus shelter website. The MTA 
would be looking at prices to take before the MTA Board on June 19, 2007 for recommendation. 
Ms. Bose distributed and reviewed the PowerPoint handout "San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency Transit Shelter Maintenance and Advertisement Request for Proposal 
Summary'* dated April 26, 2007. 

7. Strategic Plan (Discussion/Action) Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. and Debra Johnson 

Ms. Johnson distributed and reviewed the final draft presentation of the strategic plan to be 
presented to the MTA Board of Directors on June 19, 2007. The MTA Board created the 
Governance committee to oversee the plan's development as a governing document and guide for 
accountability for the Agency. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Dorris Vincent: 

Would garbage cans be placed on platforms along 3rd Street? Mr. Ford responded that the Agency 
would look into bomb resistant or transparent waste receptacles. 

Norman Rolfe: 

How did the Strategic Plan tie in with the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP)? Ms. Johnson 
responded that linking to the TEP to better re-align resources; look at service routes, moving people 
in a safe and efficient manner. Mr. Ford added that while Proposition E defined strategic objectives 
for the MTA, such as transit first, it did not include guidelines to achieve Proposition E goals. 

How successful had it been to realign traffic engineers to focus on moving people rather than just 



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moving traffic? Mr. Ford responded that in many cases, improvements for transit had often resulted 
in improvements for traffic, automobile users, etc. The Strategic Plan would apply to the entire 
Agency overcoming cultural differences among departments and unifying all the various divisions 
including traffic engineers to focus as a unit on transit first. 

Steve Ferrario: 

Often projects were subjected to run-away inflation due to years of delays. Spending efficiency 
should be included as a goal. Mr. Ford responded that the Agency had come to recognize spending 
efficiency as a goal for focus. Through managing resources with good decision making practices in 
place, how to accomplish and maintain, informative and complete management data the MTA 
would provide better service for customers by accounting for as well as making good decisions. 

Dan Murphy: 

The Agency measured outcomes through service standards. How would key performing indicators 
(KPI) mesh with the service standards? Would they be parallel or would KPIs be integrated with 
service standards? Ms. Johnson responded that amalgamating the measurements to define a vehicle 
would be conducive to achieving the goals set forth. 

Jamison Wieser: 

SFMTA name branding was very confusing to customers. City visitors looking at the SFMTA 
Transit webpage would not find Muni as a specific service mentioned on the home page. Visitors 
could easily assume that Transit would blanket cover the entire bay area transportation for services, 
rather than MTA's relationships to BART, Samtrans, etc. Mr. Ford responded that the 
organizational spirit of SFMTA, including Parking and Traffic, Bicycle, Pedestrian and Muni, as 
well as employees and the MTA Board of Directors, was in an evolving mode to think as a single 
agency in order to coordinate transportation needs as a whole throughout the City. 

Bruce Oka: 

Mr. Oka was pleased to announce seeing an increase in parking control officers citing vehicles for 
parking on sidewalks. 

Public Comments 

Edward Mason recommended that since the MTA was a conglomeration of associations he 
suggested a short and simple branding statement that would identify the Agency for the citizenry as 
to what the MTA is and what does it do. 

Motion 070607.01 The MTA CAC endorses the MTA Strategic Plan. 



2nd by Steve Ferrario 



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CAC passed (Ayes - Murphy, Burns, Ferrario, Perez, Riessen, Weaver, and Wieser). 
Norm Rolfe was not available for the vote. 

8. T Third Integration and Service Design Issues for Metro Service to Caltrain 
(Discussion/Action) Jim Kelly and Peter Straus 

Mr. Kelly reviewed overall train changes for the Castro shuttle, as well as plans interlining both the 
T and K lines together. Mr. Straus announced additional services, such as, the 9X route extended to 
City College, the 10 Townsend line's weekend service, and trial service for the 20 Columbus line. 
The N Judah would resume service to Caltrain. 

Comments and Questions from the CAC 

Doris Vincent: 

What were the resolutions to complaints about the T Third and the 9 San Bruno lines going to City 
College? Response: While the 9 San Bruno route would terminate at Geneva and Santos Streets, the 
"9X" actually provided service to City College and Balboa Park. 

Mary Burns: 

Why did some of the peak hour service lines in the financial district stop running at 4:00 p.m.? 
Response: Resources with operators were short. While the 15-Third had been discontinued, the 9X 
line still ran the identical route path during peak hours. 

Dan Weaver: 

Improvements with community outreach were needed. Service had changed on Columbus Avenue. 
Response: More outreach campaigns were being prepared. The 41 Union line would supplement 
the 20 Columbus line and service hours would be expanded. 

Map graphics showing trains in the Market Street tunnel needed to be clarified. Response: Mr. 
Straus would be attending the MTA CAC's subcommittee EMSC meeting on June 13, 2007 to 
discuss Metro train maps. 

Bruce Oka: 

Changes in service resulted in irritable operators. Response: New schedules and more operators 
would ease many problems and frustration. Julie Kirschbaum expressed that operators were under 
much pressure bearing the brunt of animosity on the part of patrons. Dorris Vincent added missed 
runs further burden operator efforts to accommodate waiting irate patrons on overloaded vehicles. 

9. Charter Amendments (Discussion/Action) Judson True 

Mr. True gave a brief overview of the Charter Amendments. Since some of the CAC members had 
to depart, the CAC will have a special meeting prior to the MTA Board of Directors' meeting on 

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June 19, 2007. 

Mr. True listed the timeline with the MTA Board as follows: 

• June 12, 2007 MTA Board of Directors Governance Committee 

• June 19, 2007 Board of Directors' meeting 

• June 29, 2007 MTA Board of Directors' meeting 

For the Board of Supervisors, the timeline is as follows: 

• June 21, 2007 First possible Rules Committee hearing 

• July 5, 2007 Last possible Rules Committee hearing 

• July 24, 2007 Last Possible Board of Supervisors action 

The MTA CAC would like time to read over both Supervisor Aaron Peskin's and Supervisor Jake 
McGoldrick's Charter Amendments. A special CAC meeting would be planned later in June to 
further discuss the Charter Amendments. 

Council-Initiated Items 

10. Committee Reports: 
Planning and Marketing Committee: 

Bruce Oka is looking for a council member to replace him as chair of the PMC. 

11. Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

Norman Rolfe: 

Translink devices were placed at both front door and backdoor entrances of vehicles. How will 
entrances be monitored? Mr. Murphy responded that these placements will allow the Agency the 
option of choice to use backdoor boarding. 

If merchants were to be successful in passing a new parking place ordinance, would the Charter 
still take precedence over the ordinance? Judson True responded that on June 1 1 , 2007 there was to 
be a meeting of the Government Audit and Oversight committee, in which Supervisor Michela 
Alioto-Peir would be speaking on the final agenda item about related issues involving off-street- 
parking fund, parking garages built, and their revenue generated. 

Dan Weaver would like a clarification on DPT's position regarding refusing service for complaints 
without a street address. Chief Deputy Antonio Parra with MTA Enforcement would be attending 
the OCSC meeting on June 18, 2007. 

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1 2. Agenda Planning for the Next CAC Meeting: 

I he CAC will have a special meeting in June to discuss the Charter Amendments and related action 
recommended by the CAC. Date to be announced. 

13. Adjournment: 8:03 p.m. 

Respectfiilfy submitted by: 

DebraJ. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



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Notice of Special Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 OCT 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANC isco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan 

Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, 

Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and Jamison Wieser 

(1 Vacancy) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 



CISCO 





DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Special Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


[ Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:33 


3. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:35 


Staff-Initiated Items 


4. 


Charter Amendments (Discussion/Action) Judson True 


5:40 


Council-Initiated Items 


5. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


6:40 


6. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

Thursday, July 5, 2007, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


6:45 


7. 


Adjournment 


6:50 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Special Meeting 



Thursday, June 14, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call OCT - 3 2007 
Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. 

A quorum was present including the following: S f rmp^rrary 

MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair) (departed at 7:00 p.m.), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, 
Bruce Oka, Norman Rolfe, and Jamison Wieser. 

MTA CAC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver arrived at 5:52 
p.m. 

MTA CAC Absent: Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, and Dorris Vincent. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Judson True (MTA CAC Liaison), Peter Straus (Planning), 
Julie Kirschbaum , and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: One person 

2. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

3. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

This special CAC meeting regarding the Charter Amendments allowed council members a 
week's time to read and prepare for council discussion and action. 

Staff-Initiated Items 

4. Charter Amendments (Discussion/Action) Judson True 
Discussion ensued regarding both: 




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Thursday, June 14, 2007 

♦ The Charter Amendment titled "MTA Budget to be Accountable to Mayor and Board of 
Supervisors; Shared Jurisdiction; Compliance with Voter-Approved Ordinances; 
Controller to Administer MTA Quality Review" authored by Supervisors Jake McGoldrick 
and Gerardo Sandoval, and 

♦ The Charter Amendment titled "Emissions Reduction and Transit Reform" authored by 
Supervisor Aaron Peskin. 

The following recommendations were made: 

Mary Burns moved: 

Motion 070614.02 The MTA CAC opposes the Charter Amendment titled "MTA Budget to 
be Accountable to Mayor and Board of Supervisors; Shared Jurisdiction; Compliance 
with Voter-Approved Ordinances; Controller to Administer MTA Quality Review." 

2 nd by Norman Rolfe 

CAC passed (Ayes - Murphy, Ferrario, Burns, Cimento, Downey, Oka, Rolfe, Weaver, 
and Wieser) 
(Nay - Drennen) 

The CAC approved of the following Charter Amendment with a few recommendations for 
changes. 

Art Cimento moved: 

Motion 070614.03: The MTA CAC supports the Charter Amendment titled For Emissions 
reduction and Transit Reforms in its draft current as of June 14, 2007. 

2 nd by Steve Ferrario 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Ferrario, Burns, Cimento, Downey, Drennen, 
Oka, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser) 

Emily Drennen moved: 

Motion 070614.04 The MTA CAC recommends that the preamble make reference to 
bicycles, pedestrians, and the Transit First Policy. 

2 nd by Mary Burns 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Ferrario, Burns, Cimento, Downey, Drennen, 
Oka, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser) 

Art Cimento moved: 

Motion 070614.05 The MTA CAC recommends that the Board of Supervisors consider 
additional governance changes that would reduce overlapping activities and costs 
between the TA and the MTA by bringing such functions in under the MTA. 

2 nd by Bruce Oka 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Ferrario, Burns, Cimento, Downey, Drennen, 
Oka, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser) 

Emily Drennen moved: 

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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
FINAL Minutes of Special Meeting 
Thursday, June 14, 2007 

Motion 070614.06 The MTA CAC recommends that the specific appeals process 

described in section 8A.102 (b) 9 for parking and traffic control device related decisions 
be left out of the Charter and established by ordinance by the Board of Supervisors. 

2 nd by Joan Downey 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Burns, Cimento, Downey, Drennen, Oka, 
Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser) (Minus Steve Ferrario, departed at 7:00 p.m.) 

Council-Initiated Items 

5. Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

No questions and comments from the CAC 

6. Agenda Planning for the Next CAC Meeting: 

Thursday, July 5, 2007, 5:30pm, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 

7. Adjournment: 7:08 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 OCT 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISC0 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan 

Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, 

Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and Jamison Wieser 

(1 Vacancy) 

Committees'. 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www . sf m u n i . com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




CISCO 




DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of June 7 and June 14, 2007 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Election of Chair (Discussion/ Action) 


5:45 


6. 


Election of Vice Chair (Discussion/Action) 


5:50 


7. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Judson True 


5:55 


Staff-Initiated Items 


8. 


Transit Shelter RFP (Discussion/Action) Gail Stein 


6:10 


9. 


Charter Amendments (Discussion/Action) Judson True 


6:40 


10. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 070618.07: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA consider 
applying the saturation strategy successfully used in enforcing Residential 
Parking Permits to the enforcement of laws against sidewalk parking. 


7:10 


Council-Initiated Items 


11. 


Committee Reports 


7:15 


12. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:20 


13. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

Thursday, August 2, 2007, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


14. 


Adjournment 


7:15 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachments - Minutes from June 7 and June 14, 2007 meetings 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MUNI bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, 
and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
MUNI accessible services, call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of 
the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and 
Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.) please contact Debra 
Reed (Council Secretary) at (415) 701-4666 at least two business days before the meeting. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures 
that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for agenda items are available for public inspection and copying at 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices of Meetings and Agendas are posted on 
MUNI's Web site at http://www.sfmuni.com/cac . Notices of meetings and agendas, and minutes are available at the 
San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor). 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darbv@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be 
required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report 
lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van 
Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317, or visit their 
website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



Thursday, July 12, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



1. Call to Order/ Roll Call 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:37 p.m. 
A quorum was present including the following: 



OCT - 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Greg Riessen, Norman 
Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and Jamison Wieser. 

MTA CAC Absent: Art Cimento, Joan Downey, and Cesar Perez. 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Sonalie Bose (Chief Finance Officer), Gail Stein (Principal 
Administrative Analyst), Jamie Osborne (Assessable Services), Judson True (MTA CAC 
Liaison), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Joan Barkan 

2. Adopt the MTA CAC Minutes of June 7 th and June 14 th of 2007: 

June minutes were adopted. 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Ms. Barkan expressed concerns about crowding on the N Judah line. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

Jamison Wieser volunteered to replace Bruce Oka as chair of the Planning and Marketing 
Committee (PMC). 

5. Election of the Chair: 

Norman Rolfe nominated Daniel Murphy as Chairperson for the CAC. 
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Daniel Murphy for Chairperson. Ayes - Murphy, Ferrario, Burns, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, 
Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver, and Wieser 
Nays - None 

6. Election of the Vice Chair: 

Dorris Vincent nominated Steve Ferrario as Vice Chairperson for the CAC. 
2 nd by Dan Weaver. 

Steve Ferrario for Vice Chairperson. Ayes - Murphy, Ferrario, Burns, Drennen, Humphrey, 
Oka, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver, and Wieser 
Nays - None 

7. Staff Report - Judson True 

Mr. True distributed and reviewed June 2007 staff report. 
Staff-Initiated Items 

8. Transit Shelter RFP (Discussion/Action) Gail Stein and Jamie Osborne 

Ms. Stein announced that on June 19, 2007, of the 3 proposers, Clear Channel Outdoor was 
the winning bidder for the City's transit contract. The MTA would be negotiating with Clear 
Channel. The contract would be presented to the MTA Board for approval on August 21, 
2007. After approval from the Port Commission and the Board of Supervisors, the Agency 
would have 3 months to decide on designs (March 2008). Ms. Stein distributed the SFMTA 
Transit Shelter RFP Schedule, the Transit Shelter Survey Talley, and a picture of a proposed 
canopy shelter design for Metro stations with descending escalators. 

Public comments on the various shelters, received by June 13, 2007 would be posted on the 
website at SFMTA.com by July 16, 2007. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Daniel Murphy expressed concerns regarding shelters having adequate rain drainage to 
protect waiting patrons from rain. Emily Drennen pointed out that glass ceilings of some of 
the designs, such as the canopy design, had sizeable gaps between the glass plates and 
may prove inadequate as protection from the rain. Mary Burns added that curved ceilings 
instead of flat ceilings would hold up better for rain. 

Steve Ferrario would the designers retain rights to their designs? Response: According the 
to RFP, designs submitted to the Agency belonged to the Agency. Various features among 
the designs from proposers other than Clear Channel could possibly be used, but legal 
advice would be sought. 

Mr. Ferrario pointed out that the canopy escalator design featured a screen that could be 
used as a video screen with a separate contract outside the scope of the bus shelter 
contract. 

Mary Burns felt that the flat ceilings such as the canopy design were easily climbable and 
easy for people to stand on. Curved ceilings would be less inviting to climbers and more 
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Ms. Burns asked about waste baskets. Dan Weaver pointed out that there was a bad 
problem with trash cans being stolen from the platforms. 

Emily Drennen would like to see more seating also solar and electrical power for lighting. 

Ms. Drennen felt it would be nice to know where you were when you got off the bus. Dan 
Murphy added that for way-finding purposes, the shelter could indicate the intersection 
location as well as the route of bus. 

Greg Riessen asked the bicycles sharing facility. Emily Drennen pointed out a need for 
adding bike parking. Response: The Agency was looking into pricing, however the court 
injunction, which was wider than the EIR, prohibited any activity in regards to bicycles, 
including shelters, bicycle lanes, bike racks, etc. Jamie Osborne pointed out that it would be 
difficult to accommodate everyone, due to space limitation; the shelter must accommodate 
more seating, space for wheelchair users, walkers, etc. and that locking bikes to shelters 
could create a hazard. 

9. Charter Amendments (Discussion/Action) Judson True 

Mr. True distributed the updated Charter Amendments document (version 2) authored by 
Supervisor Aaron Peskin. Discussion ensued. The CAC went on record supporting 
Supervisor Peskin's measure, but opposing Supervisors McGoldrick's/Sandavol's measure. 

Timeline: 

July 10, 2007 to Board of Supervisors 

July 17, 2007 amended by Supervisor Peskin with version 3 and public comment 

July 24, 2007 potential vote 

July 31, 2007 potential vote 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Emily Drennen's inquiry about other ballot measures (below): 

Parking Protection Amendment, Response: The Neighborhood Parking Measure is a 
planning code to increase the ratios for parking downtown and in neighborhoods. Language 
in the Charter Amendments along with other amendments could eclipse the Parking 
Protection Amendment. Norman Rolfe commented that Parking Protection Amendment was 
in conflict with Transit First. 

Revenue Measure, Response: There was an on-going revenue/funding panel appointed by 
Mayor Newsom and staffed by Sonali Bose (MTA-CFO) to review the MTA's finance with the 
goal of a revenue package with some of the elements going to the ballot in November and 
February. Supervisor Peskin's Charter Amendment contains fiscal measures: the future 
impact would mean $26 million for the following fiscal year. Another provision would direct 
all revenue increases from future citation fines increases directly to the MTA rather than 
sharing funds with the General Fund. 



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Council-Initiated Items 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 070618.07: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA consider applying the 
saturation strategy successfully used in enforcing Residential Parking Permits to the 
enforcement of laws against sidewalk parking. 

CAC passed (Ayes - Murphy (Chair), Ferrario, Burns, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, 
Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver, and Wieser). 

11. Committee Reports: 
None 

12. Agenda Planning for the Next CAC Meeting: 

Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting is tentatively scheduled for August of 2007, 
5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, but Chair Murphy will 
announced which date. 

13. Adjournment: 7:21p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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Notice 

Regular Meeting for 

Thursday, August 2, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

"Will be Rescheduled" 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Room 3075 
San Francisco, California 



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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan 

Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, 

Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and Jamison Wieser 

(1 Vacancy) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

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1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. Qp T _ g 2007 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

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PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan 

Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, 

Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and Jamison Wieser 

(1 Vacancy) 

Committees: 



if In Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chair), Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

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AGENDA 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of July 12, 2007 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Judson True 


5:55 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


TEP (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 


6:10 


7. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Wayfinding 1 

Motion 070711.01 WHEREAS wayfinding (including signage, messages, 
layout, design and arrangement of stations and stops) is increasingly 
important for public transit systems, and 

WHEREAS the MTA does not have professional wayfinding expertise on its 
staff 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC recommends that the 
MTA add experienced professional wayfinding expertise to its organization. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC recommends that a 
portion of the revenues received from the new wayside advertising 
contract be used to create and fund two full-time wayfinding positions 
within the Planning Department of the MTA. Upon filling these two 
positions, all future Muni wayfinding functions will be removed from the 
Marketing Department. 


6:40 


8. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Wayfinding 2 

Motion 070711.02: The MTA CAC recommends that the subway station 
name signs, located on the station platforms and the trackside walls, be 


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changed. The new signs shall have all Title case plain block lettering, of a 
size and font easily read from the train, within the station and by persons 
who have less than perfect vision. 




9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Platform /Boarding Island Maintenance 

Motion 070711.03: WHEREAS some Muni platforms/boarding islands 
outside of the tunnel, such as along The Embarcadero, King Street and 
Third Street, are expertly maintained on a regular schedule, and 

WHEREAS all other Muni platforms/boarding islands are never maintained 
on a scheduled basis; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC recommends that the 
MTA establish a policy that all platforms/boarding islands be cleaned and 
maintained on a regular basis; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the MTA establish and make public its 
maintenance standards and schedule on its website. 


6:50 


10. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Facility Landscaping Maintenance 

Motion 070711.04: Whereas some MTA property, such as the Forest 
Hill Station grounds and the Flynn Maintenance Facility landscaping, is 
generally well maintained and attractive. While other MTA property, such 
as the Phelan Loop, the Green Maintenance Facility and the Geneva Yard, 
is not maintained to any acceptable standard. 

Therefore, the MTA CAC recommends that the MTA properly maintain the 
buildings, grounds and landscaping of all of its facilities immediately. 

Be it further resolved that additional gardeners be hired or outside help be 
employed to end the long-standing maintenance backlog. 


6:55 


11. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Station Lighting 

Motion 070711.05: WHEREAS Muni Metro underground stations seem to 
be poorly lighted due to dirty light fixtures, walls and/or ceilings or to 
inadequate lighting, 

WHEREAS Muni will be undertaking cleaning and re-lighting of its 
underground stations without lighting standards, and 

WHEREAS adequate station lighting is essential to a successful wayfinding 
program; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC recommends that the 
MTA establish a standard or standards for lighting its stations. The minimum 
lighting standard should be a standard for the edge of the boarding 
platform where passengers move between the train and the boarding 
platform. The BART lighting quantity standard for this is 30 footcandles, 


7:00 





based on Illuminating Engineering Society criteria. (BART FACILITIES 
STANDARDS-ELECTRICAL includes additional quantity lighting standards as 
well as lighting quality standards for its stations.) 

The MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA review the lighting levels at 
all boarding platform areas and adjust the light level according to BART's 
established lighting standards. 




12. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 070808.01: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA 
increase the number of emergency crews to provide 3 fully staffed 
crews available on-call at all times. 


7:05 


13. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 070808.02: The MTA CAC recommends that MTA's first 
priority in design and deployment of the next generations of bus 
shelters should be for the bus and streetcar islands without NextMuni 
services and shall include that service by utilization of solar power. 


7:10 


Council-Initiated Items 


14. 


Committee Reports 


7:15 


15. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:20 


16. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

Thursday, September 6, 2007, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


17. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachments - Minutes from June 7 and June 14, 2007 meetings 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmuni.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



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lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MUNI Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
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and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about 
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There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

DRAFT MINUTES 

Of 
Regular Meeting 



Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m. 
A quorum was present including the following: 



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MTA CAC Members Present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Joan Downey 
(departed at 7:10 p.m.), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka (departed at 6:00 
p.m.), Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, and Jamison Wieser. 

MTA CAC Members Present, but absent at Roll Call: Daniel Weaver arrived at 5:36 
p.m. 

MTA CAC Absent: Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, and Dorris 
Vincent 

MTA Staff (San Francisco Municipal Railway [MUNI] and Department of Parking 
and Traffic [DPT]) Present: Judson True (MTA CAC Liaison), Julie Kirschbaum 
(Planning), and Debra Reed (MTA CAC Secretary). 

Community Representatives Present: Darrel Carbonaro 

2. Adopt Minutes of July 12, 2007: 

Minutes for July were adopted. 

3. Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 

A memorial service for Cleopatra Vaughns, former Chair of the MTA Board of Directors, was 
held at the City Club in San Francisco. 

5. Staff Report: Judson True 




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Mr. True reviewed staff report for August. 
Staff -Initiated Items 

6. TEP (Transit Effectiveness Project) (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 

Ms. Kirschbaum distributed project facts sheets and reviewed a PowerPoint presentation 
that summarized the TEP findings to date. The TEP, a partnership between the SFMTA and 
the City Controller's Office, is the first comprehensive study of the Muni system in twenty- 
five years. It is studying the needs of San Francisco's ridership as well as performance 
trends like Muni's on-time performance. The TEP is evaluating how to better serve existing 
riders, attract new riders to the system and improve cost efficiency. 

Valuable information was collected from the public through random telephone surveys and 
web surveys, as well as from employees through operator interviews, surveys, and ride- 
alongs. Reliability and travel time have emerged as the number one and two priorities for 
San Francisco riders. Research has also determined that there are far fewer schedules, 
street supervisors, and dispatchers than what is needed to run a reliable transit system. 
Another key issue related to the reliability problem is the high number of operator 
vacancies. 

Recent reliability improvements were noted, such as less frequent light rail breakdowns and 
decreased operator absenteeism. 

Comments and Questions from the CAC 

Dan Weaver: 

Has the MTA looked at improvements in service in high commute areas other than the 
downtown area, such as U.C.S.F.? Response: The market research included universities 
and hospitals. 

Greg Riessen: 

Who instigated the TEP? Response: The SFMTA was initiated by the SFMTA Planning 
Group and has also received significant support from the Executive Director and 
management team. It receives Proposition C funds from the Controller's Office as part of 
their work to support City agencies and conduct performance evaluations. Mr. Weaver 
added that the initiative was conceived with SPUR to improve Muni service and efficiency. 

Council-Initiated Items 

7. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) Engineering, 
Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Wayfinding 1 

Motion 070711.01 WHEREAS wayfinding (including signage, messages, layout, design 
and arrangement of stations and stops) is increasingly important for public transit systems, 
and 

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THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC recommends that the MTA add 
experienced professional wayfinding expertise to its organization. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC recommends that a portion of the revenues 
received from the new wayside advertising contract be used to create and fund two full-time 
wayfinding positions within the Planning Department of the MTA. Upon filling these two 
positions, all future Muni wayfinding functions will be removed from the Marketing 
Department. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, 
Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser) 

8. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) Engineering, 
Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Wayfinding 2 

Motion 070711.02: The MTA CAC recommends that the subway station name signs, 
located on the station platforms and the trackside walls, be changed. The new signs shall 
have all Title case plain block lettering, of a size and font easily read from the train, within 
the station and by persons who have less than perfect vision. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, 
Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser) 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) Engineering, 
Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Platform/ Boarding Island Maintenance 

Motion 070711.03: WHEREAS some Muni platforms/boarding islands outside of the 
tunnel, such as along The Embarcadero, King Street and Third Street, are expertly 
maintained on a regular schedule, and 

WHEREAS all other Muni platforms/boarding islands are never maintained on a scheduled 
basis; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC recommends that the MTA establish a 
policy that all platforms/boarding islands be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the MTA establish and make public its maintenance 
standards and schedule on its website. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, 
Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser) 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) Engineering, 
Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Facility Landscaping Maintenance 

Motion 070711.04: WHEREAS some MTA property, such as the Forest Hill Station 
grounds and the Flynn Maintenance Facility landscaping, is generally well maintained and 



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attractive, while other MTA property, such as the Phelan Loop, the Green Maintenance 
Facility and the Geneva Yard, is not maintained to any acceptable standard, 

THEREFORE, the MTA CAC recommends that the MTA properly maintain the buildings, 
grounds and landscaping of all of its facilities immediately. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT additional gardeners be hired or outside help be 
employed to end the long-standing maintenance backlog. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, 
Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser) 

11. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) Engineering, 
Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Station Lighting 

Motion 070711.05: WHEREAS Muni Metro underground stations seem to be poorly lit 
due to dirty light fixtures, walls and/or ceilings or to inadequate lighting, 

WHEREAS Muni will be undertaking cleaning and re-lighting of its underground stations 
without lighting standards, and 

WHEREAS adequate station lighting is essential to a successful wayfinding program; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC recommends that the MTA establish a 
standard or standards for lighting its stations. The minimum lighting standard should be a 
standard for the edge of the boarding platform where passengers move between the train 
and the boarding platform. The BART lighting quantity standard for this is 30 foot-candles, 
based on Illuminating Engineering Society criteria. (BART Facilities Standards-Electrical 
includes additional quantitative lighting standards as well as lighting quality standards for its 
stations.) 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC further recommends that the MTA review 
the lighting levels at all boarding platform areas and adjust the light level to a level no less 
than appropriately established lighting standards. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, 
Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser) 

12. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) Engineering, 
Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 070808.01: The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA increase the number of 
emergency maintenance crews to provide 3 fully staffed crews available on-call at all times. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Oka, Rolfe, 
Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser) 

13. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) Engineering, 
Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 



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Tuesday, August 14, 2007 

Motion 070808.02: The MTA CAC recommends that MTA's first priority in design and 
deployment of the next generation of bus shelters should be for the bus and streetcar 
islands without NextMuni services to include NextMuni monitors by using solar power. 

CAC passed unanimously (Ayes - Murphy, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Rolfe, Perez, 
Riessen, Rolfe, Weaver, and Wieser) (Bruce Oka was not available for the vote) 

14. Committee Reports: 

None presented 

15. Council Members' Questions and Comments: 

Emily Drennen asked why trains approached tunnel stations one train at a time to load and 
unload passengers at a single boarding point while following trains waited their turn from 
tunnels. She wanted to see multiple trains at underground platforms opening their doors 
anywhere along the stop for passenger boarding and off boarding. 

Dan Weaver responded that trains are run within the safety measures built into the ATCS 
computer program for safe spacing between trains. 

Judson True pointed out that government guidelines and safety regulations require 
adequate distances behind trains. 

Dan Murphy added that ATCS could not stop trains at such close distances from each other. 

Greg Riessen commented on designated stop points versus the chaotic difficulties for people 
having to run throughout the station to hunt and board preferred trains. 

16. Agenda Planning for the Next CAC Meeting: 

Thursday, September 6, 2007, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3074 

17. Adjournment: The CAC adjourned at 8:45 p.m. in memory of Ms. Cleopatra Vaughns. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
MTA CAC - Secretary 



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The Citizens' Advisory Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 6, 2007 

has been cancelled. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, 
Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, 

and Jamison Wieser 

(1 Vacancy) DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) ^ ° ' *007 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison ^jlfl^r FRANCISCO 

Finance & Administration (FAC) PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Bruce Oka (Chair), Emily Drennen, Norman Rolfe, and Dorris Vincent 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on MTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 

The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 




AH FRANCISCO 




DEPARTMENT OF PARKING A TRAFFIC 




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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



10-03-07P01 :41 RCVD 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan 

Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, 

Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and Jamison Wieser 

(1 Vacancy) 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka, and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy, and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chair), Bruce Oka Emily, Drennen, and Norman Rolfe 



OCT - 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on MTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 



FRANCISCO 





DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of August 14, 2007 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Judson True 


5:55 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


STRP (Discussion/Action) Frank Markowitz 


6:10 


7. 


Senior and Disabled Fast Pass Use on BART (Discussion/Action) Marisa 
Espinosa 


6:30 


8. 


FY07-Q4 Service Standards (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox 


6:50 


Council-Initiated Items 


9. 


Committee Reports 


7:10 


10. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 070912.01 The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA increased 
the Rail Maintenance staff by 50% thereby returning them to their levels in 
the year 2000. 


7:15 


11. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments 


7:20 


12. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: 

Thursday, November 1, 2007, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


13. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachments - Minutes from August 14, 2007 meetings 

Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MTA Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, and 
the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about MTA 
accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in 
the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, 
between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on MTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank.darby@sfqov.org . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 



FINAL MINUTES 
of Regular Meeting 

Thursday, October 4, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT- 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call NQV 3 2007 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:40 p.m. _ _ 

S AN FRANCISCO 

MTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Fe^ajg^ce.lBRA-RY 
Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce 
Oka, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, and Jamison Wieser. 

MTA CAC absent: Greg Riessen. 

MTA staff and other city departments present: Judson True (MTA CAC Liaison), 
Murray Bond (Director, Strategic Communications - External Affairs), Travis Fox (Principal 
Administrative Analyst), Frank Markowitz (Transportation Planner - SRTP), Darton Ito 
(Manager, Long Range Planning), Marisa Espinosa (Manager, Strategic Policy Initiatives), 
Sonali Bose (Chief Financial Officer). 

2. Adopt minutes of August 14, 2007: 

Motion to adopt minutes: unanimously approved (Greg Riessen - absent). 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: None 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy 

Chair Murphy announced that there would be two FAC meetings for October. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion) Judson True 

Mr. True reviewed the MTA staff report for October 2007. 

6. Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP): (Discussion/Action) Mark Markowitz 

Mr. Markowitz stated that the MTA Board of Directors approved the release of the draft 
FY2008-2027 SRTP for public comment. The draft is available at sfmta.com/srtp. The five- 
week public comment period would conclude at the MTA Board of Directors' public hearing 
on November 6, 2007. The draft's final adoption is expected in December 2007. 

Chairman Murphy assigned the SRTP item to be discussed at the PMC meeting in October. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 




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Final Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, October 4, 2007 

Emily Drennen asked if there were any lessons learned. Mr. Markowitz stated that the SRTP 
clarified how operating and capital plans lined up, funding issues to maintain and operate 
new service, and issues associated with facility options for storing and maintaining new 
vehicles. 

Art Cimento asked if the SRTP contained plans to achieve the 85% on-time performance 
goal. Mr. Markowitz pointed out that chapter five contained information regarding reliability 
issues and TEP findings. Chairman Murphy added that ultimately the TEP would take on the 
task of addressing the 85% on-time performance goal. 

Joan Downey asked if an engineer had been assigned to the Cole and Carl Streets rail 
replacement project. Mr. Markowitz stated that the SRTP indicated that the project was 
being handled by an engineering project manager in the Transportation Development 
Project Management group. 

7. Senior and Disabled Fast Pass: (Discussion/Action) Marisa Espinosa 

Ms. Espinosa reviewed a status report regarding the upgrade of Muni fast passes for senior, 
disabled and youth to include BART rides within San Francisco. Translink, slated to roll out 
in March 2008, appears to be the most viable fare option since it would phase out the need 
for monthly paper passes. With Translink, the MTA could effectively calculate fare-trip 
reimbursement to BART as well as track senior, disabled, and youth users. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Emily Drennen asked if Translink would replace paper passes. Ms. Espinosa stated that she 
could not confirm that Translink would completely phase out paper passes. Chair Murphy 
recalled from a previous presentation that Translink would eventually replace paper passes. 

Steve Ferrario asked if Translink was compatible with BART's fair gates. Judson True 
agreed to research Mr. Ferrario's question. 

Bruce Oka stated that BART's definition of youth (defined as less than 12 years of age) 
differed from all other Bay Area transit systems (youth defined as less than 18 years of 
age). He felt that the negotiation for youth riders should be separated from the 
negotiations for senior and disabled riders in the SFMTA's bargaining efforts. 

8. FY07-Q4 Service Standards: (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox 

Mr. Fox reviewed both the FY07-Q4 Service Standards report and the FY07-Q4 Service 
Standards Data report. 

Questions and Comments from the CAC 

Emily Drennen commented that she would like to see the Service Standards report include a 
report on pedestrian deaths and injuries. Also she would like to see a report on SFMTA 
dollar amounts paid out for settlements per year and a report per quarter. 

Joan Downey commented that the CAC recommended that lines that had headways greater 
than 10 minutes should go by the on-time performance. Lines with headways less than 10 
minutes should go by the headway. 



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Final Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, October 4, 2007 

Art Cimento commented that Muni's on-time performance has averaged at 70% for the past 
six years. He requested a future discussion highlighting SFMTA's plans to achieve 85% on- 
time performance. 

9. Committee Reports 

None 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 070912.01 The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA increase the Rail 
Maintenance staff by 50% from current levels thereby returning them to their levels in the 
year 2000. 

Chairman Murphy asked that this item be revisited at the EMSC for further consideration. 

11. Council Members' Questions and Comments: (Discussion) 

Joan Downey commented that DPT does not cite sidewalk violations along 19 th Avenue. If 
cars were parked correctly perhaps traffic would slow down. Mr. True stated that the 
SFMTA has asked Caltrans to define parking lanes by painting edge-lines along the outside 
lanes. Dan Weaver felt that bulb-out intersections offered protection for parked cars from 
sideswipe accidents. Mr. True pointed out Caltran's safety concerns for pedestrians due to 
turning trucks running over bulb-out sidewalks with their rear wheels. 

Norman Rolfe asked if Caltrans paid for signal lights and paving of city streets that were 
used as state highways such as 19 th Avenue, Van Ness Avenue, and Lombard Street. Mr. 
True said that he would need time to research the answer. 

Emily Drennen asked about deploying PCOs to direct traffic at dangerous intersections. Mr. 
True said that there was a crossing guard program for schools that cover some of the city's 
intersections. He would relay Ms. Drennen's concerns of continuous coverage for specific 
intersections to Deputy Chief Antonio Parra. 

Dorris Vincent felt that some accidents could be prevented by arranging riders' education 
programs. 

12. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: November 1, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3074, at 5:30 p.m. 

13. Adjournment: 8:14 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 









Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan 

Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, 

Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chair), Bruce Oka Emily, Drennen and Norman Rolfe 



DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
OCT 3 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on MTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 



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CISCO 





DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of October 4, 2007 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


5:55 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) (Discussion/Action) Frank Markowitz 
and Darton Ito 


6:00 


7. 


MTA Parking Meter Program and Audit (Discussion/Action) Steve Bell 


6:15 


8. 


FY08-Q1 Service Standards Results (Discussion/ Action) Travis Fox 


6:30 


Council-Initiated Items 


9. 


Committee Reports 


7:00 


10. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance, and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 071010.01 The MTA CAC recommends that the direct ATCS 
Track Presentation be displayed on the new Subway Platform Video 
Monitors, until a new proposed presentation has been methodically 
tested for "ease of use" and "accuracy". The level of accuracy for any 
new proposed presentation should be equal to or better than the 
current ATCS display. 


7:05 


11. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 071017.02 The MTA CAC recommends that as an interim 
solution before the implementation of Translink the MTA pursue an 
agreement with BART by which disabled stickers would be valid in uses of 
flash passes for BART rides within San Francisco. 


7:10 









12. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 071017.03 WHEREAS BART defines their "youth" riders within a 
smaller age range than other transit agencies in the Bay Area; and 

WHEREAS BART and MTA Boards will need to negotiate a shared definition of 
"youth" in order to allow Muni youth fast pass riders on the intra-San Francisco 
BART system; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC urges the MTA Board to 
pursue these policy negotiations with BART and/or the MTC with expediency. 


7:15 


13. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


14. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, December 6, 2007, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 

Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


15. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachments - Minutes from October 4, 2007 meetings 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MTA Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, and 
the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about MTA 
accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in 
the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, 
between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on MTA's website at 

http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank.darby@sfqov.org . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (MTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

of 
Regular Meeting DEC - 7 2007 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Thursday, November 1, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m. 

MTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce 
Oka, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver, and Jamison Wieser. 

MTA CAC members present, but absent at Roll Call: Dorris Vincent arrived at 5:39 
pm. 

MTA CAC absent: Cesar Perez. 

MTA staff and other city departments present: Caroline Celaya (MTA CAC Liaison), 
Travis Fox, Frank Markowitz, Darton Ito, Roberta Boomer, Ron Niewiarowski, Sonali Bose 
CFO, Steve Bell, and Debra Reed (CAC Secretary). 

2. Adopt minutes of August 14, 2007: 

Motion to adopt minutes: unanimously approved. (Absent - Cesar Perez.) 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Susan Ketazawa reported about violent incidences that she had witnessed along the Mission 
Corridor and in Bernal Heights. Chairman Murphy assigned the issue of S.F. Police 
Department involvement in customer and operator safety on SFMTA vehicles to the 
Operations and Customer Service Committee for discussion. 

David Pilpel reported seeing political flyers on SFMTA vehicles to the Ethics Commission. 
The SFMTA should remain neutral. Chairman Murphy stated that Executive Director 
Nathaniel P. Ford had instructed staff to remove any "Proposition A" flyers found on SFMTA 
vehicles. 

Mr. Pilpel wanted to find out who would be filling the three vacant senior officer positions. 




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Chairman Murphy stated that it is not in the CAC's jurisdiction to investigate personnel 
matters but the CAC could discuss specific jobs functions. 

Mr. Pilpel stated that he has not seen any the Automatic Passenger Counters (APC) on any 
of the hybrid buses. Chairman Murphy requested information regarding when the APC 
would be installed on the 8400 and 8500-series buses. 

Mr. Pilpel said that several years ago the MTA provided the CAC with a list of upcoming 
discussion items with a time projection of 6 to 24 months. Chairman Murphy said that he 
would follow up with the SFMTA staff regarding the list. 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy thanked Roberta Boomer for securing 1 So. Van Ness Avenue as an on- 
going CAC meeting location. Chairman Murphy stated that another location would be used 
for any meeting at which a large number of the public were expected to attend. 

Chairman Murphy stated that CAC Committee Chairmen are to submit their agendas to the 
CAC Secretary, Debra Reed not later than ten days prior to the date of the meeting. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion) Caroline Celaya 

Ms. Celaya presented the November 1, 2007 staff report. 

Questions and Comments 

Art Cimento said that he would like the report to include progress reports of SFMTA 
activities. For example, as a result of Transit Effectiveness Project, what changes have the 
SFMTA been making? 

Joan Downey stated that she has seen ambulance employees parked in bus zones while 
making lunch and other food purchases. She stated that the SFMTA should write a letter to 
the S.F. Fire Department to remind ambulance personnel that it is illegal to park in bus 
zones unless they are responding to emergency calls. 

Norman Rolfe asked what affect Proposition K would have on the transit shelter agreement. 
Sonali Bose stated that the Proposition would have no affect since the agreement is non- 
binding. 

Dan Weaver asked about the changes made to the Transit Shelter Agreement by the Board 
of Supervisors. Sonali Bose stated the agreement's language was clarified that up to 150 
commercial kiosks or commercial signal control covers would be built during the term of the 
Agreement. Language was added to require a hearing before the SFMTA Board of Directors 
prior to the implementation of any experimental advertisements. Language has been added 
to reflect that options in the Agreement for a bicycle-sharing program or station canopies 
will require the approval of the SFMTA Board of Directors and the Board of Supervisors prior 
to implementation. Additionally, a 180-day time limit for the negotiations of the options has 
been added to the Agreement. 

Emily Drennen requested that the CAC have final input for the Transit Shelter Advertising 
designs. Sonali Bose stated that feedback from both the public and the CAC had already 



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been submitted to the Art Commission. The Art Commission, not the SFMTA, would select 
the final design. 

6. Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP): (Discussion/Action) Frank Markowitz and Darton Ito 

Frank Markowitz and Darton Ito presented the SRTP to the PMC for input in October 2007. 

Questions and Comments 

Norman Rolfe and Dorris Vincent stated that the SFMTA should restore the 15-Third Street 
line. Citizens from North Beach, Telegraph Hill, Columbus Avenue, Washington Square, and 
the Bayview Hunters Point areas continue to complain that they are not being served well 
by the 20-Columbus or the 9-San Bruno lines. 

Emily Drennen did not recall if certain items in the SRTP had been brought before the CAC 
for input, such as the Strategic Plan. Chairman Murphy stated that the Strategic Plan had 
been presented to the CAC several times. The final plan included changes as suggested by 
the CAC. 

Emily Drennen presented the following motion: 

Motion 071101.01 WHEREAS the Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) provides a guide 
on initiatives to improve Muni service over the next twenty years, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA address the following 
issues in the SRTP draft: 

a) Amend the twenty year Capital Improvement Plan and Operating Financial Plan to: 

1. Include documentation on financial assumptions used to develop the budget; 

2. Change the budget to provide budget estimations on a multiple year basis for 10 
to 20 years instead of on a year-to-year basis; and 

3. Include adequate funding to implement actions recommended by the Transit 
Effectiveness Project (TEP). 

b) Include a section on enhancing passenger amenities and necessities, such as escalator 
enhancement; accessibility; physical safety; rehabilitation of our aging subway stations; 
signage and way finding (including full NextMuni roll-out); new seating and shelters; and 
other issues. 

c) Edit the draft to include areas of concern, criticisms, and shortfalls and how the agency 
plans to address them. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that neglected facility maintenance often corresponds with a decline in 
customer experience. The ability of the Agency's ability to support basic operations also 
diminishes. 

Susan Ketazawa stated that the recommendation should include accessible signage, 
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The motion was unanimously approved. (Absent - Greg Riessen) 

7. MTA Parking Meter Program and Audit (Discussion/Action) Steve Bell 
Mr. Bell reviewed various Parking Program initiatives. 

Questions and Comments 

Dan Weaver stated that some city garages were not equipped to process credit card 
transactions. Sonali Bose said that an RFP has been issued to outfit city-owned garages 
with credit card equipment. 

Joan Downey stated that Parking Control Officers (PCO's) still refrain from issuing sidewalk 
violations. 

Ms. Downey said that the SFMTA should issue temporary "No Parking" permits, not the S.F. 
Police Department. Mr. Bell stated that the SFMTA wants to work with the SFPD and the 
Department of Public Works to transition the issuance of temporary parking permits to the 
SFMTA. 

Ms. Downey said that city departments should purchase parking permits for city-owned 
vehicles. 

Emily Drennen felt that parking meter revenue hours should be expanded to include 
evenings, Sundays and Holidays. Revenue could be shared with the neighborhoods for 
beautification projects. Sonali Bose said that per the Charter, the SFMTA could not direct 
parking meter funds to non-transit projects. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel asked about PCO deployment. Chairman Murphy and Ms. Downey stated that 
Deputy Chief Antonio Parra reviewed his PCO saturation plan with the Operations and 
Customer Service Committee. 

8. FY08-Q1 Service Standards: (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox 

Mr. Fox reviewed the updated MTA FY08-Q1 Service Standards Report dated November 1, 
2007. 

Questions and Comments 

Joan Downey said that the report should include more narrative for clarification. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel said that the report was well done. 

9. Committee Reports 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 071010.01 The MTA CAC recommends that the direct ATCS Track 
Presentation be displayed on the new Subway Platform Video Monitors, until a new 
proposed presentation has been methodically tested for "ease of use" and "accuracy". The 

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level of accuracy for any new proposed presentation should be equal to or better than the 
current ATCS display. 

Motion was unanimously approved (Absent - Cesar Perez). 

11. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 071017.02 The MTA CAC recommends that the MTA pursues an agreement with 
BART by which disabled stickers would be valid for use as flash passes for BART rides 
within San Francisco as an interim solution before the implementation of Translink. 

Motion was unanimously approved (Absent - Cesar Perez). 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that it would be beneficial to include a report on the anticipated number 
of Senior, Disabled and Youth fast pass users riding BART. 

12. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 071017.03 WHEREAS BART defines their "youth" riders within a smaller age range 
than other transit agencies in the Bay Area; and 

WHEREAS BART and MTA Boards will need to negotiate a shared definition of "youth" in 
order to allow Muni youth fast pass riders on the intra-San Francisco BART system; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the MTA CAC urges the MTA Board to pursue these 
policy negotiations with BART and/or the MTC with expediency. 

Motion was unanimously approved (Absent - Cesar Perez). 

13. Council Members' Questions and Comments: (Discussion) 

Greg Riessen asked about the status of cameras on buses. Sonali Bose said that the project 
would begin in January 2008. 

Dorris Vincent asked about the removal of seats removed bus shelters at Palou & 3 rd Streets, 
Mission Bay, and Kirkwood. Seniors are left with no seating. Chairman Murphy designated 
the question as an information request. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that higher volume stops, especially those frequented by senior and 
disabled riders, could be correlated with the need for seating. 

Mary Burns stated that the protected left turn signal was installed eastbound on Sloat 
Boulevard at 19 th Avenue. 

Ms. Burns stated that some of the Metro subway maps were outdated. Chairman Murphy 
designated the question as an information request. 

Joan Downey stated that she has been receiving redacted service operation reports. 

14. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

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Next regular meeting: December 6, 2007, at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3074, at 5:30 p.m. There will be no committee meetings in December 2007. 

Ken McDonald will talk about plans for improving the SFMTA's on-time performance. 

15. Adjournment: 8:00 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

MTA CAC - Secretary 






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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

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Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan 

Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, 

Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chair), Bruce Oka Emily, Drennen and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on MTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of November 1, 2007 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chair (Discussion) Daniel Murphy (MTA CAC Chair) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Operations - 85% On Time Performance (Discussion/Action) Ken 
McDonald and Julie Kirschbaum 


5:55 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Committee Reports 


7:00 


8. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 071119.01 The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA adopt 
all the Nelson/Nygaard recommendations. 


7:05 


9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 071119.02 The SFMTA CAC recommends that before an all-door 
pilot program begins that the SFMTA look at past studies, and other transit 
systems that used a Proof Of Payment system. 


7:15 


10. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


11. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, January 3, 2008, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 

Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


12. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachments - Minutes from November 1, 2007 meetings 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and MTA Metro station is Civic Center. Accessible 
MTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, and 
the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about MTA 
accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in 
the vicinity of the meeting location. The Civic Center Garage, entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, 
between Polk and Larkin Streets, includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on MTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank.darby@sfqov.org . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

FINAL MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



Thursday, December 6, 2007, at 5:30 p.m. DOCUMENTS DEPT 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California ___ 

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1. Call to Order / Roll Call g AN pr^|sjqiscO 
Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. iddaow 

rUBLIO LIBRARY 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Greg Riessen, Norman 
Rolfe, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser. 

SFMTA CAC members present, but absent at Roll Call: Mary Burns arrived at 5:37 
p.m. 

SFMTA CAC absent: Emily Drennen, Cesar Perez and Dorris Vincent (with notification). 

SFMTA staff: Caroline Celaya (CAC Liaison), Kenneth McDonald (Chief of Operations), 
Julie Kirschbaum (Transportation Planning & Development), Peter Straus (Planning) and 
Debra Reed (CAC Secretary). 

2. Adopt minutes of November 1, 2007: 

Motion to adopt minutes: unanimously approved. Murphy, Ferrario, Cimento, Downey, 
Humphrey, Oka, Riessen, Rolfe, Weaver and Wieser - except Drenen, Perez and Vincent 
with notification 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: None 

4. Report of the Chair: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy reported that Proposition A will affect the FY07 - FY08 budget cycle. 
He also announced that the January 3, 2008 CAC meeting will be rescheduled. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion) Caroline Celaya 

Ms. Celaya reviewed the SFMTA staff report for November 2007. 

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Thursday, December 6, 2007 

Chairman Murphy said that according to the San Francisco Charter when the Taxi 
Commission is merged with the SFMTA, the CAC will continue to serve as the sole Citizens' 
Advisory Council to the SFMTA. 

Bruce Oka asked who from the Taxi industry would serve on the Taxi transition team. 

Dan Weaver asked about the process for removing cars blocking transit. 

From the Information Request letter dated December 6, 2007, Joan Downey requested 
further clarification regarding how long of a delay would be considered as significant. 

6. Operations - 85% On Time Performance: (Discussion/Action) Ken McDonald and Julie 
Kirschbaum 

Mr. McDonald provided a baseline review of Muni operations. 

Questions and Comments 

Jamison Wieser asked what revisions were made in the pre-maintenance program. Mr. 
McDonald said that maintenance is now focused on the specific needs of each vehicle. 

Art Cimento asked about new strategies to achieve the performance goal. Mr. McDonald 
said that he is looking into installing fare machines to reduce dwell time. Chairman Murphy 
added that the Transit Effectiveness Project is looking into fixes for "bottlenecks". 

Dan Weaver asked if the SFMTA will be hiring drivers given the recent announcement of 
citywide cuts and hiring freezes. Mr. McDonald said that there are no hiring freezes for 
drivers and mechanics; but the Agency is not exempt from cuts in staffing levels. 

7. Committee Reports: 

8. Recommendation from a CAC Committee: (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 071119.02 The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA adopt all the 
Nelson/Nygaard recommendations for Measures for Muni in the Proposition E Municipal 
Transportation Agency Quality Review Audit for 2005/2006. 

The motion passed unanimously. (Drennen, Perez and Vincent - Absent) 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 071119.03 Because the SFMTA CAC supports system wide all-door boarding, 
and believes that its essential that the all door boarding program be a success, the SFMTA 
CAC recommends that before an all-door pilot program begins that the SFMTA look at past 
studies, and other transit systems that used a Proof Of Payment system. 

Julie Kirschbaum said that the recent increase in inspectors would compliment the All Door 
(AD) pilot. Expected benefits of the pilot would include, speeding up boarding, better 
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Final Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, December 6, 2007 

Steve Ferrario said that there was a different AD pilot five years prior using signs posted on 
back doors instead of deploying fare inspectors. He felt that the Agency should research 
Proof of Payment (POP) studies by other cities. 

Joan Downey expressed concern that since POP is still not used system-wide that 
passengers will be confused by conflicting backdoor procedures. 

Ms. Downey asked that AD pilots from other cities be considered before proceeding. Ms. 
Kirschbaum said other AD pilots were being researched. 

Mr. Ferrario asked about the duration of the pilot. Ms. Kirschbaum said that the pilot is 
expected to be a six to nine month test contingent on adjustments based on AD pilot data 
and the FY09 budget. 

Norman Rolfe asked what will be done with the data from auto counters. Ms. Kirschbaum 
said that the data will be used to quantify benefits. 

Jamison Wieser suggested including before-boarding payment in the study. Ms. Kirschbaum 
said that it is too late to include before-boarding payment in the FY09 budget, but it could 
be considered in a subsequent phase. Chairman Murphy added that the CAC passed a 
recommendation to reduce and simplify the number of fare instruments. 

Mr. Wieser asked how many lines would be tested. Ms. Kirschbaum said that the pilot is 
being considered for two lines. 

The motion passed unanimously. (Drennen, Perez and Vincent - Absent) 

10. Council Members' Questions and Comments: (Discussion) 

Jamison Wieser said that fare inspectors patrol only in the Metro subway. Joan Downey 
said that she will have a discussion regarding POP expansion at a future OCSC meeting. 

11. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting for January 3, 2008 will be rescheduled 
• Transit Effectiveness Project Service Proposal 

12. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:14 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Monday, January 14, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, 

Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman), Bruce Oka Emily, Drennen and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sf mta .com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 



SAN FRANCISCO 




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JAN - h 2C03 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 




DEPARTMENT OF PAHKING & TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Monday, January 14, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of December 6, 2007 (Discussion/ Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


Staff-Initiated Items 


5. 


Temporary Transbay Terminal (Discussion/Action) Javad Mirabdahl, John 
Katz and Matthew Lee 


5:50 


6. 


Communications Plan (Discussion/ Action) Murray Bond 


6:20 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Committee Reports 


6:50 


8. 


Council Members 7 Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


6:55 


9. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, February 7, 2008, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 

Conference Room 3074 


7:00 


10. 


Adjournment 


7:05 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachments - Minutes from December 6, 2007 meeting 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and SFMTA Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank.darby@sfqov.org . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

DRAFT MINUTES 

of 
Regular Meeting 



Wednesday, January 14, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California DOCUMENTS DEPT 

FEB - 1 2008 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice 
Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg 
Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser. 

SFMTA CAC members present, but absent at Roll Call: Griffith Humphrey arrived at 
5:37 p.m. and Bruce Oka arrived at 6:15 p.m. 

SFMTA CAC absent: Emily Drennen and Dorris Vincent. 

SFMTA staff and other city departments present: Caroline Celaya (SFMTA CAC 
Liaison), Javad Mirabdal (SFMTA - Planning), Matthew Lee (SFMTA - Transit Planner), 
Murray Bond (MTA Deputy Director - Strategic Communication), John Katz (SFMTA Sr. 
Project Planner - Construction Division) and Debra Reed (SFMTA CAC Secretary). 

Community representatives present: None 

2. Adopt minutes of December 6, 2007: 

Motion to adopt minutes: unanimously approved. (Drennen and Vincent - Absent with 
notification) 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: none 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Mayor Gavin Newsom accepted the resignation of three SFMTA Board Members, Directors 
Leah Shahum, Peter Mezey, and Wil Din. Mayor Newsom's new appointments are Bruce 
Oka, a member of the SFMTA CAC; Jerry Lee, a member of the TA CAC; and Malcolm 
Heinicke, a labor lawyer and Taxicab Commissioner. Confirmation of the nominees is 
pending before the Board of Supervisors. 




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Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Monday, January 14, 2008 

The legislation that brings the Taxicab Commission into the SFMTA is pending and expected 
to have a July 1, 2008 effective date. Per the Charter, the SFMTA CAC will also serve as the 
Taxicab Citizens Advisory Council. 

Chairman Murphy will be planning additional CAC meetings devoted to reviewing Transit 
Effectiveness Policy recommendations. 

The Planning and Marketing Committee will discuss the Central Subway EIR on Thursday, 
January 17, 2008. The Central Subway EIR will be reviewed by the SFMTA CAC in February 
2008. 

The reopening of the Metro subway for night operations during the overhead wire 
replacement project will be delayed for a few months in order to tamp rails. 

Chairman Murphy was pleased to receive staff responses to recent SFMTA CAC 
recommendations. Chairman Murphy expects that the SFMTA CAC will be soon receiving 
staff responses to previous 2007 recommendations. 

5. Temporary Transbay Terminal (Discussion/Action) Javad Mirabdal, John Katz and 
Matthew Lee 

Mr. Katz reviewed the temporary transit terminal plans for SFMTA, SamTrans, AC Transit 
and Golden Gate Transit during the five-year reconstruction project of the Transbay 
terminal. The project is expected to commence in 2009. Mr. Lee reviewed routing changes 
for the 108-Treasure Island line that would be before the SFMTA Board on Tuesday, 
January 15, 2008. Mr. Mirabdahl spoke about traffic planning. 

Questions and Comments 

Mary Burns asked about plans for the parking lot. Mr. Lee said that the lot would be 
demolished for future redevelopment projects. 

Dan Weaver asked about publicity planning for Transbay patrons. Mr. Lee said that the 
Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) has already held two workshops. The TJPA is 
planning mailings to surrounding businesses as well as leaflets that would be distributed at 
the terminal. The Transit Effectiveness Policy group is also aware of the project. 

Murphy asked about cost impacts to the SFMTA. Mr. Katz said that the TJPA will cover 
capital costs. There would be an increase in SFMTA's operating costs. 

6. Communications Plan (Discussion/Action) Murray Bond 

Mr. Bond reviewed a handout entitled, "SFMTA Communications Plan: 
Enhancing the Quality of Life in San Francisco, December 4, 2007." 

Questions and Comments 

Chairman Murphy announced that CAC members Jamison Wieser and Dan Weaver 
volunteered to work on the scanning project outlined in the handout. 

Norman Rolfe observed that paid advertisement on car cards had drastically diminished 
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Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Monday, January 14, 2008 

Joan Downey suggested posting public service notices urging patrons to keep their feet off 
vehicle seats. Ms. Downey also suggested that the SFMTA use newspaper columns to notify 
the public of construction projects, detours, special events, etc. 

Dan Weaver stated that handout should specify plans for notifying the public of service 
stoppages and delays utilizing cell phones, e-mail and text messaging. Mr. Bond said that 
he was working with a consultant to develop an E-Alert communication system to announce 
system failures and stoppages. People would be able to signup to be electronically notified 
of service changes. 

Greg Riessen suggested that the Agency should take advantage of CBS for television and 
radio advertisements. 

7. Committee Reports: 

8. Council Members' Questions and Comments: (Discussion) 

■ Dan Weaver asked about accidents that were not included in the SFMTA staff report. 

- A person was injured on a ramp and needed assistance. 

- One person killed after Christmas 2007 along the 9X route. 

- One 70-year-old person killed in the crosswalk by a SFMTA transit vehicle crossing 
Ocean Avenue at Capitol Street. 

■ Mr. Weaver said that SFMTA DPT should evaluate the intersection at Ocean Avenue and 
Capital Street for a traffic count-down signal installation. 

■ Mr. Weaver received his request for information regarding vehicles blocking Muni 
included in the January 14, 2008 Staff report. He requested additional information 
regarding what priority is assigned to Muni complaints by Enforcement as compared to 
priorities for citizen complaints. 

9. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: February 7, 2008 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3074, at 5:30 p.m. 

■ Transit Effectiveness Policy 

lO.The meeting was adjournment at 8:14 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 
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Notice of a Special Meeting and Agenda 

for DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. j^ 2 u onna 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, 

Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman), Bruce Oka, Emily Drennen and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 



SAN FRANCISCO 





DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Special Meeting Agenda 
for 

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of January 14, 2008 (Discussion/ Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


Staff-Initiated Items 


5. 


Transit Effectiveness Policy (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 


5:50 


Council-Initiated Items 


6. 


Committee Reports 


6:50 


7. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


6:55 


8. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, February 7, 2008, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 

Conference Room 3074 


7:00 


9. 


Adjournment 


7:05 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachments - Minutes from January 14, 2008 meeting 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and SFMTA Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA Accessible Services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank.darby@sfgov.org . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http : // www . sf gov . orq/eth ics/ . 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

DRAFT MINUTES 

of 

Regular Meeting 

Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California GOVERNMENT 

DOCUMENTS DEPT 

MAR 3 2009 



1. Call to Order /Roll Call 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:39 p.m. 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair) 
(departed at 7:05), Mary Burns, Emily Drennen, Bruce Oka, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris 
Vincent, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser. 

SFMTA CAC members present, but absent at Roll Call: Griffith Humphrey arrived at 5:45 p.m. 

SFMTA CAC absent: Art Cimento, Joan Downey and Cesar Perez. 

SFMTA staff and other city departments present: Julie Kirschbaum (SFMTA Program Manager 
- Transit Effectiveness Project), Peter Straus (SFMTA - Service Planning Manager) and Debra 
Reed (SFMTA CAC Secretary). 

2. Adopt minutes of January 14, 2008: 

Motion to adopt minutes: unanimously approved. (Ayes - Murphy, Ferrario, Burns, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Oka, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and Wieser) 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and not noted 
on the agenda: none 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 



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Chairman Murphy said that he was planning additional meetings in February and March to cover 
the IT T. the Taxi merger. Budget, and other topics. 

5. Transit Effectiveness Plan (TEP) (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum and Peter Straus 

Ms. Kirschbaum presented the proposed Service Development Framework. She said that both the 
IIP and SFMTA websites featured data analyses. Public workshops and surveys have revealed that 
reliability of service is essential to riders followed by trip duration, pass ups, and standing time at 
bus stops or on crowded vehicles. 

Reducing auto trips will improve air quality. The TEP is looking at what works well now, such as 
having good access to transit and arriving at destinations within a quarter mile via a single transfer. 
TEP is focusing on where passengers are going and how to attract more customers with reliable, 
faster, and updated service. 

TEP recommendations will be presented to the SFMTA Board in April 2008. 

Questions and Comments 

Emily Drennen recalled a previous CAC recommendation in support of the Yield-to-Bus law. Ms. 
Kirschbaum said that the Agency is working with the Mayor's Office to establish a Yield-to-Bus 
law in San Francisco. 

Bruce Oka said that providing Para transit van service is costly. Users have to call in advance to 
schedule simple trips. Disabled riders would prefer the impromptu flexibility of Muni services over 
cumbersome Para transit arrangements if reliability could be improved. 

Greg Riessen asked about the 80 breakdowns per day. Ms. Kirschbaum said that light rail is 
averaging over 5,000 miles before experiencing a breakdown in service. This average exceeds the 
service standards and is an improvement over the previous year's average of 3,800 miles. On the 
other hand, trolley coaches experience unique maintenance challenges because they are specialized 
vehicles. 

Chairman Murphy pointed out that 75% of the corridors in the system are on ten bus lines and six 
light rail lines. Ms. Kirschbaum added that the Van Ness and Mission corridor carries 80,000 
passengers and the Geary corridor carries over 50,000 passengers. 

Norman Rolfe expressed concern that stopping community service at 9:00 p.m. may result in losing 
ridership. People may be forced to drive their cars. Chairman Murphy agreed that extending 
community service until midnight makes more sense. 

Mr. Rolfe suggested that before discontinuing service lines, advertising routes might increase 
ridership. 

Jamison Wieser suggested embedding queuing marks at Metro platforms to indicate train door 
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Dan Weaver asked about plans to increase capacity on the K-Ingleside line for the growing 
communities at S.F. State University and Balboa areas. Ms. Kirschbaum said that there is a 
discussion to change the terminus for the M-Ocean View and the J-Church trains to turn both 
around at S.F. State University in order to increase service frequency. Norman Rolfe recalled a 
previous plan to move the J-Church terminus to Stonestown and move the M-Ocean View terminus 
to S. F. State University. 

Dorris Vincent asked about the accuracy of bus schedules. Ms. Kirschbaum said that some routes 
do not have enough running time allocated between time points. The TEP is making 
recommendations for those lines in need of more service time. 

Chairman Murphy asked if On-Time performance would improve beyond 70%. Ms. Kirschbaum 
said that the TEP hoped to realize improvements next year through improved operator availability, 
reliable vehicles, increased supervision, congestion management and accurate schedules. 

6. Committee Reports: None 

7. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: February 7, 2008 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, at 
5:30 p.m. 

TEP 

8. Adjournment: 7:37 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

MAR 3 2009 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan 

Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Bruce Oka, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Bruce Oka and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey and Bruce Oka 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman), Bruce Oka, Emily Drennen and Norman Rolfe 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at 
w ww.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 



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Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

Phone 4 1 5-70 1 -4666 FAX 4 1 5-70 1 -4502 

City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of January 29, 2008 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction 
of the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy (SFMTA 
CAC Chairman) 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Caroline Celaya (SFMTA CAC Liaison) 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Central Subway Draft EIS/EIR (Discussion/Action) Joan Kugler 
and John Funghi 


5:50 


7. 


Fare Media (Discussion/ Action) Diana Hammons 


6:10 


8. 


FY09 and FY10 Budget (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


6:30 









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Council-Initiated Items 



Committee Reports 



6:55 



10. 



Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion 080114.01 

WHEREAS, The Central Subway project is the SFMTA's highest 
priority capital project and is currently budgeted to cost more than 
$1 Billion; and 

WHEREAS, The Citizens Advisory Council is chartered to provide 
advice and recommendations to the SFMTA Board, now therefore 
be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA Board to 
consider some of our serious concerns and misgivings about this 
project which include; 

a) Station placements and more importantly the number of 
entrances and exits and their precise locations, 

b) The accuracy of the ridership projections, 

c) Pedestrian connection between the Powell Street and the 
proposed Union Square Stations requires a four and a half minute 
walk, including exiting and reentering the fare gates, 

d) The length of station platforms are designed only to 
accommodate a two-car train and are therefore too short, and will 
limit future capacity. 



7:00 



11. 



Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion 080114.02 

RESOLVED, The SFMTA CAC supports the concept of the 
proposed Divisadero Street peak-hour transit lane tow-away zone, 
bus, and landscape improvements as part of the Greater Streets 
Program and urges the SFMTA to move forward with the proposed 



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12. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 080128.03 

RESOLVED, The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
Board consider a wide range of options for additional advertising 
on Muni including advertising on SFMTA non-historic vehicles 
and infrastructure, and fare media if such advertising can raise 
significant revenue for the Agency. 


7:10 


13. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 080128.04 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA annually pays out between $9 million to 
$12 million in injury and death lawsuit settlements; and 

WHEREAS, The City's Controller's Office and City Attorney and 
office are currently responsible for managing the collection, 
investigation, and settlement of SFMTA claims, now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC urges the City to develop 
business practices whereby the SFMTA receive adequate 
information about claims filed within a much shorter turn-around 
time and in a format that is most useful for analysis to prevent 
future incidents. 


7:15 


14. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


15. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, March 6, 2008, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 

Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


16. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



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Attachments: 

Agenda Item #2 

Attachments - Minutes from January 29, 2008 meeting 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. 
From the 1 st floor lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and SFMTA Metro station is 
Civic Center. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San 
Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & 
Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more information about SFMTA accessible services, call 
415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A 
bicycle rack is located outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic 
Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) 
includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra 
Reed at least 72 hours in advance of need at 415-701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental 
illness, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are 
reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the 
City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are 
prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the 
meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other 
similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

K now Your Rights Unde r the Sunshine Ord inance 

(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. 
Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the 
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thai Cit) operations arc open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 So. Van Ness Avenue, 7th floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas 
are posted on SFMTA's website at http://www.sfmta.com/cac. 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San 
Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by 
mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San 
Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415-554-7854 or by e-mail at 
frank.darby@sfgov.org. 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from 
Mr. Darby or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://wvv^.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.hlm. 

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Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative 
action may be required by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 
2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, 
contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102, 
telephone 415-252-3100, fax 415-252-3112, or visit their website at http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/ . 






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FINAL MINUTES 

Of 
Regular Meeting 



, e T lT!? da !l' Feb A ruar y 7 <} 00 ?' at 5:3 ° P' m ' DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

MAR 1 3 2008 

« *.-•,■.,*_. # o .. ~ I. SAN FRANCISCO 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call LIBRARY 
Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. tudlio libmahy 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario 
(Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, Griffith Humphrey (departed at 8:12 
p.m.), Bruce Oka, Norman Rolfe and Daniel Weaver. 

SFMTA CAC members present, but absent at Roll Call: Greg Riessen arrived at 5:35 
p.m. and departed at 7:35 p.m., Dorris Vincent arrived at 6:00 p.m. and departed at 7:10 
p.m., and Dan Weaver arrived at 5:35 p.m. 

SFMTA CAC absent: Emily Drennen, Cesar Perez, and Jamison Wieser. 

SFMTA staff: Sonali Bose (CFO/Director of Finance and Administration), Roberta Boomer 
(Board Secretary), John Funghi (Project Manager, Central Subway), Diana Hammons (Senior 
Manager, Revenue), Bree Mawhorter(Revenue Policy Analyst) and Debra Reed (CAC 
Secretary). 

Other staff present: Joan Kugler (Department of City Planning-Central Subway) and Luis 
Zurinaga (Transportation Authority) 

2. Adopt minutes of January 29, 2008: 

On motion to adopt minutes: Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, 
Oka, Riessen, Rolfe and Weaver 

Absent - Vincent, Drennen, Perez and Wieser 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: none 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy is planning dates for special CAC meetings in February and March of 
2008. 




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5. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) Roberta Boomer 

Ms. Boomer reviewed highlights from the staff report. 

Joan Downey had questions regarding the Forward Facing Camera program on buses. 
Chairman Murphy assigned the topic to the EMSC for further discussion. 

Dan Weaver wanted to know the circumstances of accidents he asked about at the January 
14, 2008 SFMTA CAC meeting. Ms. Boomer agreed to list accidents in the staff report as 
recorded in the SFMTA Board Communications Received file. 

Greg Riessen asked if it is a moving violation when a car is stopped by a red light while 
trying to make a right turn from a transit lane. 

Mr. Riessen asked if there were any studies to redesign the diamond stencil used to indicate 
transit only lanes. 

Norman Rolfe asked were any of the substations and feeders affected by the storm. 

Dan Weaver asked about the lack of ATMs or advance-fare pay machines at the Civic Center 
Garage. 

6. Central Subway Draft EIS/EIR (Discussion/Action) Joan Kugler and John Funghi 

Mr. Funghi reviewed the Central Subway history and proposed plan. Mr. Funghi said that 
the project team is asking the SFMTA Board of Directors to reaffirm and adopt the Fourth- 
Stockton alignment 3B alternative. 

Dorris Vincent asked if the forecast of future ridership included passengers from the 
upcoming Hunters Point housing development. Mr. Funghi said that the database for 
ridership will be updated. 

Steve Ferrario expressed concern that the Central Subway platforms would not be able to 
expand beyond berthing two-car trains. Mr. Funghi stated that they would continue to 
study the expansion of the platforms to accommodate three-car trains for the final design. 

Mr. Ferrario expressed concern regarding the Moscone and Chinatown entrance locations. 
Mr. Funghi said that feasibility reports were available on alternate exits. Other factors 
included the ability to acquire private property and other obstacles such as utilities and 
infrastructure. Mr. Funghi stated that they would study alternate entrances further. 

Public Comment 

Luis Zurinaga said that the resolution is too strong. The project is recognized as one of the 
best in the nation. The Transportation Authority is looking at ways to develop and improve 
the project. He urged the CAC not to delay the project. 

David Pilpel felt that the Central Subway is a bad project and that the CAC recommendation 
is not strong enough. He is concerned that the project steps ahead of the Geary project. 
He prefers that the SFMTA Board of Directors kill the project. 

Phil Chin said that the Central Subway project draws much support from the Chinese and 
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Thursday, February 7, 2008 

David Chew, a member of Central Subway Community Advisory Group, said that the CAC 
recommendation touches on important questions that were already thoroughly vetted by 
the community. The Chinatown community is very supportive of project. He urged the CAC 
not use the recommendation to delay the project. 

Steve Ferrario said that none of the CAC members are suggesting that the project be killed. 
The CAC is interested only in addressing the concerns outlined in the recommendation. 

7. Fare Media (Discussion/Action) Diana Hammons 

Ms. Hammons reviewed the SFMTA's fare media. She said that reducing fare media will 
decrease operating costs and opportunities for fraud. It will improve customer service, 
facilitate the enforcement of fare rules and simplify the revenue collection process. 
Translink will eliminate almost all fare media. 

Chairman Murphy said that fare media will be discussed at the FAC. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel said that there are many policy issues regarding fare media. He believes that 
people should always be able to use cash regardless of Translink. 

8. FY09 and FYIO Budget (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 

Ms. Bose said that the SFMTA needs to think of innovative ways to handle the structural 
deficit. Recommendations from the Transit Effectiveness Project and the Revenue Panel will 
be presented to the SFMTA Board of Directors on March 4, 2008. Ms. Bose suggested that 
the FAC review the recommendations after March 4 th . The SFMTAB will take action at the 
March 19,2008 meeting. 

Joan Downey asked about fast pass and fare increases. Ms. Bose said that automatic fare 
increases are being considered. There have been discussions regarding whether the cost of 
the fast pass is under priced. 

Art Cimento felt that it is the responsibility of SFMTA management to handle the deficit. 
The SFMTA keeps taking on projects such as the Central Subway. Fares are low when 
compared to the rest of the country, yet the SFMTA is not aggressive enough with collecting 
fares. The deficit is a major form of frustration. Ms. Bose said that the SFMTA provides a 
complicated and costly service. 

Joan Downey wants the FAC to focus on other Agency costs such as funds paid towards the 
Mayor's staff and the $10 million paid to the SFPD. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel said that the SFMTA should raise the base fare, make equity changes and 
decrease service in areas that are not as busy. 

9. Committee Reports: 

None. 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

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Motion 080114.01 

WHEREAS, The Central Subway project is the SFMTA's highest priority capital project and is 
currently budgeted to cost more than $1 Billion; and 

WHEREAS, The Citizens Advisory Council is chartered to provide advice and 
recommendations to the SFMTA Board, now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA Board to consider some of our serious 
concerns and misgivings about this project which include; 

a) Station placements and more importantly the number of entrances and exits and 
their precise locations, with regard to pedestrian safety in crossing busy streets to 
get to the stations; 

b) The accuracy of the ridership projections, 

c) Pedestrian connection between the Powell Street and the proposed Union Square 
Stations requires a four and a half minute walk, including exiting and reentering the 
fare gates, 

d) The length of station platforms are designed only to accommodate a two-car train 
and are therefore too short, and will limit future capacity. This is a safety concern 
and will limit future capacity for potential projects such as the Hunters Point Navel 
Shipyard development. 

Dan Weaver moved to amend the resolution to remove the words "some of," and "and 
misgivings" and to add two additional resolved clauses. 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA Board to consider the following serious 
concerns about this project which include: 

Further RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC supports the proposed Central Subway alignment 
alternative 3B. 

Further be it RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends to have the SFMTA continue to 
investigate light rail service to Fisherman's Warf. 

On motion to amend the motion to remove words and add the resolved clauses: 

ADOPTED: Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Oka, 
Riessen, Rolfe and Weaver 

Absent - Drennen, Perez, Vincent and Wieser 

Mary Burns moved that item a) concerning pedestrian safety be amended as follows: 

a) Station placements and more importantly the number of entrances and exits and 
their precise locations, with regard to pedestrian safety in crossing busy streets; 

On motion to amend item a) regarding pedestrian safety: 

ADOPTED: Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Oka, 
Riessen, Rolfe and Weaver 

Absent - Drennen, Perez, Vincent and Wieser 

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Joan Downey moved that item b) concerning the accuracy of the ridership projections be 
deleted. 

On motion to delete item b) regarding the accuracy of the ridership projections: 

ADOPTED: Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Oka, 
Riessen and Weaver 

Nays - Rolfe 

Absent - Drennen, Perez, Vincent and Wieser 

Joan Downey moved that item d) concerning the platform length be modified as follows: 

d) The length of station platforms are designed only to accommodate a two-car train 
and are therefore too short. This is a safety concern and will limit future capacity for 
ridership from potential projects such as Hunters Point Navel Shipyard development 
and future rail extensions. 

On motion to modify item d) regarding platform length: 

ADOPTED: Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Oka, 
Riessen, Rolfe and Weaver 

Absent - Drennen, Perez, Vincent and Wieser 

On motion to approve the final resolution as amended: 

ADOPTED: Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Oka, Riessen, 
Rolfe and Weaver 

Absent - Drennen, Perez, Vincent and Wieser 

11. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion 080114.02 

RESOLVED, The SFMTA CAC supports the concept of the proposed Divisadero Street 
peak-hour transit lane tow-away zone, bus, and landscape improvements as part of the 
Greater Streets Program and urges the SFMTA to move forward with the proposed 
testing. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Oka, 
Riessen, Rolfe and Weaver 

Absent - Drennen, Perez, Vincent and Wieser 

12. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 080128.03 

RESOLVED, The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board consider a wide range 
of options for additional advertising on Muni including advertising on SFMTA non-historic 

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vehicles and infrastructure, and fare media, if such advertising can raise significant 
revenue for the Agency. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Oka, 
Riessen, Rolfe and Weaver 

Absent - Drennen, Perez, Vincent and Wieser 

13. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 080128.04 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA annually pays out between $9 million to $12 million in injury and 
death lawsuit settlements; and 

WHEREAS, The City's Controller's Office and City Attorney's Office are currently 
responsible for managing the collection, investigation, and settlement of SFMTA claims, 
now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC urges the City to develop business practices whereby 
the SFMTA receive adequate information about claims filed within a much shorter turn- 
around time and in a format that is most useful for analysis to prevent future incidents. 

On motion to approve: 

ADOPTED: Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Oka, 
Riessen, Rolfe and Weaver 

Absent - Drennen, Perez, Vincent and Wieser 

14. Questions from CAC members 

None 

15. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: March 6, 2008 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, 
at 5:30 p.m. 

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16. Adjournment: 8:25 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
DebraJ. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 



Notice of Special Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser 



Committees: 



Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman), Emily Drennen and Norman Rolfe 






DOCUMENTS DEPT 



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SAN FRANCISCO 
The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 
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AN FRANCISCO 





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AGENDA 



Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of February 7, 2008 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


Staff-Initiated Items 


5. 


SF park presentation (Discussion/Action) Jay Primus 


5:50 


6. 


Proposition A Implementation (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


6:15 


7. 


Magnetic Strip Project (Discussion/Action) Corey Marshall 


6:40 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Committee Reports 


6:55 


9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 080225.01 

WHEREAS BART currently allows vendors to sell multiple discount tickets 
without verification of eligibility status; and 

WHEREAS a pilot project greater than 90 days selling 2,000 BART enabled 
tickets to a market base of 35,000 riders would prove confusing and unfair, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, The SFMTA CAC recommends 
that the SFMTA Board reject any agreement on senior and disabled fast pass 
use on BART that requires SFMTA to apply more stringent eligibility 
verification processes, than BART itself applies. The SFMTA CAC 
recommends that any pilot program be limited to no more than 90 days 
before all senior and disabled fast passes are enabled for unlimited BART 
rides within San Francisco. 

The SFMTA CAC further recommends that, to address concerns about 
fraud, that proof of payment inspectors be asked to take extra care in 
verifying eligibility of people holding senior youth and disabled passes and 


7:05 





that SFMTA collect data on citations issued for fraudulent use of these fare 
instruments. 




10. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


11. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, April 3, 2008, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 

Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


12. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachments - Minutes from January 29, 2008 meeting 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and SFMTA Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank.darby@sfqov.org . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/ . 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 Larkin 
Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 
South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Special Meeting Minutes 

Wednesday March 5, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 __ , a _ „ 

San Francisco, California DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

APR 1 2008 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:44 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen 
(departed at 7:10 p.m.), Steve Ferrario, Griffith Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Cesar Perez, 
Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, and Jamison Wieser. 

SFMTA CAC absent: Art Cimento, Dorris Vincent and Daniel Weaver. 

2. Adopt minutes of February 7, 2008: 

On motion to adopt February 2008 minutes: Approved. (Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, 
Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe and Wieser)(Absent - Cimento, Vincent 
and Weaver) 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: none 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

The CAC will meet on March 6, 2008 to discuss details about the Transit Effectiveness 
Policy. 

FAC will also meet on March 6, 2008 to discuss the Pedestrian Safety budget and the 
Operations budget. 

Chairman Murphy will schedule an additional CAC meeting to discuss the Capital and the 
Operations budgets. 

5. SFpark ( Discussion/ Action) Jay Primus 

Jay Primus, SFMTA Parking Policy Manager, presented the SFpark program. 

Chairman Murphy made the following motion: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends the adoption of the SFpark program and related pilot 
projects including demand-responsive parking pricing. 

On motion to adopt the SFpark program: Approved. (Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, 
Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe and Wieser)(Absent - Cimento, Vincent 
and Weaver) 

6. Proposition A Implementation (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 




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Sonali Bose, SFMTA CFO/Director of Finance and Administration, provided an overview of 
Proposition A requirements. She said that there were significant procedure and policy 
changes for the Agency. 

7. Senior and Disabled Fast Pass (Discussion/Action) Corey Marshall 

Corey Marshall, SFMTA Policy and Administration Manager, presented information regarding 
a 90-day pilot program for senior and disabled riders. 

8. Committee Reports: None 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 080225.01 

WHEREAS BART currently allows vendors to sell multiple discount tickets without 
verification of eligibility status; and 

WHEREAS A pilot project greater than 90 days selling 2,000 BART enabled tickets to a 
market base of 35,000 senior and disabled riders would prove confusing and unfair, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
Board reject any agreement on senior and disabled fast pass use on BART that requires 
SFMTA to apply more stringent eligibility verification processes than BART itself applies. 
The SFMTA CAC recommends that any pilot program be limited to no more than 90 days 
before all senior and disabled fast passes are enabled for unlimited BART rides within 
San Francisco. 

The SFMTA CAC further recommends that, to address concerns about fraud, that proof 
of payment inspectors be asked to take extra care in verifying eligibility of people 
holding senior and disabled as well as youth passes and that SFMTA collect data on 
citations issued for fraudulent use of these fare instruments. 

On motion to adopt the senior and disabled fast pass on BART recommendation: Approved. 
(Ayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe and 
Wieser)(Absent - Cimento, Drennen [departed at 7:10 p.m.], Vincent and Weaver) 

10. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 

None 

11. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled 

Next regular meeting: April 3, 2008 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, 
at 5:30 p.m. 

12. Adjournment: 7:34 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for DOCUMENTS DEP" 

Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 FEB 2 6 2008 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANC)SCO 

Members: PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 
Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 
Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman), Emily Drennen and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 



SAN FRANCISCO 





DEPARTMENT OF PARKING t TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


3. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


4. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Caroline Celaya 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


5. 


Transit Effectiveness Policy (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 


5:50 


Council-Initiated Items 


6. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


7. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, April 3, 2008, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


8. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachments - Minutes from February 7, 2008 meeting 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and SFMTA Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank.darby(5)sfqov.orq . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, March 6, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
San Francisco, California 

APR 1 2008 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m. 



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SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey, 
Emily Drennen (departed at 5:45 p.m.), Steve Ferrario, Daniel Murphy, Greg Riessen 
(departed at 7:17 p.m.), Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent (departed at 6:20 p.m.) and Jamison 
Wieser. 

SFMTA CAC members present, but absent at Roll Call: Griffith Humphrey arrived at 
5:35 p.m. 

SFMTA CAC absent: Cesar Perez and Daniel Weaver 

2. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

David Pilpel stated that a rider was circulating a petition to save the 66-Quintara line. He 
also stated that he was encouraged by the creativity of the Transportation Effectiveness 
Policy, but he felt there was too much focus on moving service from coverage models to 
primary corridor models. 

3. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy scheduled a special CAC meeting on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 5:30 
p.m. to discuss the capital and the operations budgets. 

Chairman Murphy and Vice Chairman Ferrario met with Mr. Ford to discuss the CAC 
recommendation to hire outside firms for improvements with way-finding. 

4. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) Caroline Celaya 
Ms. Celaya, CAC Liaison, presented the staff report. 

5. Transit Effectiveness Policy (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum and Peter Straus 

Julie Kirschbaum, TEP Program Manager, presented an overview of TEP route changes. 

Joan Downey said that she wanted to see service improvements to tourist attractions, such 
as the Golden Gate Park, Pier 39 and the Golden Gate Bridge. Double parking continues to 
be a problem for transit on Carl Street and throughout the City. 




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Jamison Wieser said that taking the J-Church line out of the tunnel and servicing the route 
from the surface with PCC trains or purchasing low-floor trams would free up subway traffic. 
He added that using trolley coaches on Mission Street as limited service during the day but 
alternating to local service in the evening would confuse passengers. 

Art Cimento said that operator absenteeism and customer service continues to be a 
problem. 

Steve Ferrario said that the Castro shuttle service is an indispensable supplement to the K, L 
and M lines. Reducing auto traffic along Market Street would speed up transit service in the 
downtown area. 

Norman Rolfe said if the Golden Gate Bridge Plaza stop for the 28 - 19 th Avenue line were 
to be eliminated that the SFMTA should work with Golden Gate Transit to honor Muni 
transfers and passes between the Bridge Plaza and stops in San Francisco. 

Chairman Murphy said that the overlapping of the J-Church and the M-Oceanview lines at 
Stonestown would improve traffic and benefit shoppers. 

Griffith Humphrey asked if there any changes for paratransit services. Ms. Kirschbaum said 
that they met with the paratransit committee for their input, but the TEP did not specifically 
analyze the paratransit system. 

6. Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 

• Dorris Vincent said that service has vastly improved on the T-Third line. 

• Jamison Wieser said there is an SSID (Service Set Identifier) broadcast for the 
subway that asks I-phone users if they want to log on to the secure network. 
Broadcasting the SSID is a security risk. 

• Mary Burns asked what is being done about the reported violence on the 14-Mission 
line between 9:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. from Fourth to 30 th Streets. 

7. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled 

Next regular meeting: April 3, 2008 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, 
at 5:30 p.m. 

8. Adjournment: 7:36 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 



Notice of a Special Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Monday, March 10, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser 



DOCUMENTS DEPT, 
"7°* Committees: 

MAR 7 2008 
Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario and Jamison Wieser 

Public library 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman), Emily Drennen and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library 
(Main), 100 Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at 
www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection 
and copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

«(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING A TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



AGENDA 



Special Meeting 

for 

Monday, March 10, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


3. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


Staff-Initiated Items 


4. 


Capital Budget FY 2009 and FY 2010 (Discussion/Action) Brenda Walker 


5:45 


5. 


Operating Budget FY 2009 and FY 2010 (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


6:15 


Council-Initiated Items 


6. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 0800306.01 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA is a multimodal agency charged with implementing 
the City's Transit-First Policy, and 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA operating budget has not historically included any 
funds for the Livable Streets, Bicycle, or Pedestrian programs, and 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA has committed to installing pedestrian count-down 
signals at all signalized intersections, and has not identified funding to 
complete the remaining 400 intersections to meet this goal, and 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA will be unlikely to install any new pedestrian 
countdown signals (except on 19 th Avenue and Van Ness Ave) until at least 
fiscal years 2013-14 due to lack of available funding, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA to 
begin partially funding the Livable Streets, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Programs 
from the operating budget, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA to 
conduct a cost-benefit analysis examining the upfront and full externalized 
costs of completing the remaining 400 intersections all at once within a 
short timeframe as opposed to the incremental process that won't begin 


7:15 





until at least fiscal years 2013-14, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the externalities include the full costs to 
the City from increased pedestrian injuries and deaths such as emergency 
room visits, Muni lawsuit settlements, lost work time, etc. 




7. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 0800306.02 

WHEREAS, The new programs funded in the FY2009 budget reflect the 
policy parities of the Agency, as articulated by the CAC, the TEP and 
others, the MTA CAC recommends that the projected shortfall in revenue 
be closed by the combination of parking meter rate increases, parking fine 
increases, and an increase in residential parking permit rates. 


7:20 


8. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:25 


9. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, April 3, 2008, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 

Conference Room 3074 


7:27 


10. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Disability Access 

This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and SFMTA Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank.darby@sfaov.org . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Special Meeting Minutes 

Monday, March 10, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California DOCUMENTS DEPT. 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m 



APR 1 2008 



SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, 
Griffith Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver and Jamison Wieser. 

SFMTA CAC members present, but absent at Roll Call: Art Cimento arrived at 5:38 
p.m. 

SFMTA CAC absent: Joan Downey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen and Dorris Vincent. 

2. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: none 

3. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy said that since the SFMTA CAC has been busy with extra meetings this 
month, the CAC will dispense with some of the Summer meetings. 

4. Capital Budget FY2009 and FY2010 (Discussion/Action) Brenda Walker 

Brenda Walker, Manager - Capital Asset Management program, presented the FY2009 and 
FY2010 capital budgets. 

Emily Drennen left the meeting at 6:00 p.m. 

5. Operating Budget FY2009 and FY2010 (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 

Sonali Bose, CFO/Director of Finance and Administration, presented the FY2009 and FY2010 
operating budgets. 

Art Cimento said that operator absenteeism should be addressed in the upcoming contract 
negotiations. He added that fare evasion as well as laxness with regards to transfer 
distribution contribute to the $15 million budget deficit. There is no need to raise fees, fines 
and fares if the SFMTA would be more vigilant about collecting fares. 

Steve Ferrario said that it is costly to request funding from the San Francisco County 
Transportation Authority. Mr. Ferrario made the following motion: 

Considering the high cost of transportation projects, the San Francisco Municipal 
Transportation Agency's Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) requests a formal and 




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Monday, March 10, 2008 

comprehensive audit, by an independent body, of the San Francisco County 
Transportation Authority's (SFCTA) Management and Administration, to determine their 
overhead (actual costs and percentages) required for the distribution of Federal, State, 
Regional and Local Transportation Funds and Grants. 

This audit should include, but not be limited to, all costs related to procedures and 
requirements made by the SFCTA for the distribution of such funds and grants and the 
costs to all grantees for fulfilling those SFCTA requirements. 

Further it is requested that such an audit be undertaken and completed before the 
beginning of the next fiscal year, starting July 1, 2008. 

On motion of the SFMTA CAC requesting an independent audit of the SFCTA: Approved. 
(Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Rolfe, Weaver and Wieser.) (Absent - 
Downey, Drennen, Perez, Riessen and Vincent) 

6. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Motion 080306.01 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA is a multimodal agency charged with implementing the City's 
Transit-First Policy, and 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA operating budget has not historically included any funds for the 
Livable Streets, Bicycle, or Pedestrian programs, and 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA has committed to installing pedestrian count-down signals at all 
signalized intersections, and has not identified funding to complete the remaining 400 
intersections to meet this goal, and 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA will be unlikely to install any new pedestrian countdown signals 
(except on 19 th Avenue and Van Ness Ave) until at least fiscal years 2013-14 due to lack 
of available funding, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA to begin partially 
funding the Livable Streets, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Programs from the operating 
budget, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA to conduct a cost- 
benefit analysis examining the upfront and full externalized costs of completing the 
remaining 400 intersections all at once within a short timeframe as opposed to the 
incremental process that won't begin until at least fiscal years 2013-14, and 

BE U FURTHER RESOLVED, That the externalities include the full costs to the City from 
increased pedestrian injuries and deaths such as emergency room visits, Muni lawsuit 
settlements, lost work time, etc. 

The motion regarding Livable Streets, Bicycle, Pedestrian Programs and installing count- 
down signals will be discussed further at a future CAC Finance and Administration 
Committee meeting. 



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Monday, March 10, 2008 

7. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 080306.02 

WHEREAS, The new programs funded in the FY2009 budget reflect the policy priority of 
the Agency, as articulated by the CAC, the TEP and others, the SFMTA CAC recommends 
that the projected shortfall in revenue be closed by the combination of parking meter 
rate increases, parking fine increases, and an increase in residential parking permit 
rates. 

The motion to adopt parking rate increases will be further discussed at a future SFMTA CAC 
Finance and Administration Committee meeting. 

8. Council Members' Questions and Comments 

Jamison Wieser said that the Market Street Railway annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, 
March 11, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at the IBEW Hall on Fillmore Street. 

9. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled 

Next regular meeting: April 3, 2008 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, 
at 5:30 p.m. 

lO.Adjournment: 7:44 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman), Emily Drennen and Norman Rolfe 

03-31-08A09:! tfD 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 

DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

MAR 3 1 2008 

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City & County of San Francisco 
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AGENDA 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of March 5, 6 and 10, 2008 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Caroline Celaya 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Operating Budget FY 2009 and FY 2010 (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


5:50 


7. 


Q2 FY08 Service Standards Presentation (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox 


6:15 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Committee Reports 


7:05 


9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 080317.04 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that Al: the on-time 
performance measure be defined as the schedule adherence for those lines 
with headways greater than ten minutes and defined as the headway 
adherence for those lines with headways less than ten minutes. On-time 
performance will be a composite number depending on the type of line. 

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that A4: 
the SFMTA use Automatic Passenger Counter data for buses. Use 
passenger traffic checkers to collect more data for rail. Load factor should 
be a percent of peak-time runs where the load factor exceeds 85%. 

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the 
SFMTA eliminate A5. 

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the 
SFMTA add the number of pedestrian deaths for DPT performance. 


7:10 


10. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 


7:15 





Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 080317.05 

WHEREAS, The service standards data and analyses are critical to 
improving SFMTA performance. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that 
additional resources and personnel be dedicated to this function. 




11. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


12. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, May 1, 2008, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 

Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


13. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 



Agenda Item #2 

Attachments - Minutes from March 5, March 6 and March 10, 2008 meetings 



Disability Access 



This Meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and SFMTA Metro station is Civic Center. 
Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49-Van 
Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Drive. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side 
of McAllister Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks in view of a parking attendant. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chairman may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) 
responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 

http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank.darby@sfgov.org . 



Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, April 3, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
San Francisco, California 

JUN 1 6 2008 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Daniel Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m. 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Emily Drennen, Steve Ferrario, 
Griffith Humphrey (departed at 7:45 p.m.), Daniel Murphy, Cesar Perez, Norman Rolfe, Ruth 
Wheeler and Jamison Wieser. 

SFMTA CAC members present, but absent at Roll Call: Greg Riessen (arrived at 5:35 
p.m.), Dorris Vincent (arrived at 6:00 p.m.) and Daniel Weaver (arrived at 5:37 p.m.). 

SFMTA CAC absent: Art Cimento and Joan Downey. 

2. Adopt minutes of March 10, 2008: 

On motion to adopt minutes: approved, Ayes - Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, 
Rolfe, Wheeler and Wieser. (Absent: Ciminto, Downey, Riessen, Vincent and Weaver) 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: none 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy welcomed the newest CAC member Ruth Wheeler appointed by Mayor 
Gavin Newsom. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) Carolina Celaya 
Carolina Celaya, CAC Liaison, presented the staff report. 

6. Operating Budget FY 2009 and FY 2010 (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 

Sonali Bose, CFO/Director of Finance and Administration, presented the updated FY2009 
and FY2010 operating budgets. 

Emily Drennen made the following recommendation: 

WHEREAS Muni riders using discount Fast Passes cannot use their Fast Passes on the 
intra-San Francisco BART system, despite 25 years of advocacy from these communities; 
and 

WHEREAS SFMTA staff is proposing to increase the discount Fast Pass ride by 50% in 
Fiscal Year 2010; 




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THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the SFMTA CAC urges the MTA Board to remove the 
discount Fast Pass proposal from the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 budget, and not revisit the 
idea of increasing discount Fast Pass rates until discount Fast Passes are valid on the 
intra-San Francisco BART system. 

On motion regarding the discount Fast Pass proposal: 

Approved: Ayes - Burns, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe 
and Weaver. 

Nays - Vincent, Wheeler and Wieser 
Absent - Cimento and Downey 

Steve Ferrario made the following recommendation: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board adopt the staff revenue proposals 
described in the chart titled "FY 2008-2009 and FY 2009-2010 Budget Balancing 
Options" in the presentation titled "Operating Budget: 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 
Projections" dated April 3, 2008, except as provided in other recommendations by the 
SFMTA CAC, and 

The SFMTA CAC further recommends that the agency move forward as soon as possible 
with the demand responsive parking price program, also known as SFpark. 

On motion regarding revenue proposals: 

Approved: Ayes - Burns, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe 
and Weaver. 

Nayes - Vincent, Wheeler and Wieser 
Absent - Cimento and Downey 

Chairman Murphy made the following recommendation: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that, beginning in Fiscal Year 2010, adult, senior, youth, 
and disabled Fast Passes be priced at constant multiples ~ which may be different for 
each fare category ~ of the corresponding cash fare. 

On motion regarding fast passes priced at constant multiples: 

Approved: Ayes - Burns, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, 
Weaver, Vincent, Wheeler and Wieser. 
Absent - Cimento and Downey 

7. Q2 FY08 Service Standards Presentation (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox 

Travis Fox, Principal Administrative Analyst, reviewed the proposed FY09 service standards 
and goals. 

Griffith Humphrey departed at 7:45 p.m. 

8. Committee Reports: 

None. 



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Thursday, April 3, 2008 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 080317.04 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that Al: the on-time performance 
measure be defined as the schedule adherence for those lines with headways greater 
than ten minutes and defined as the headway adherence for those lines with headways 
less than ten minutes. On-time performance will be a composite number depending on 
the type of line. 

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that A4: the SFMTA use 
Automatic Passenger Counter data for buses. Use passenger traffic checkers to collect 
more data for rail. Load factor should be a percent of peak-time runs where the load 
factor exceeds 85%. 

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
eliminate A5. 

FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA add the 
number of pedestrian deaths to the agency performance standards. 

On motion regarding the Service Standards Report to be discussed further at further at a 
future Operations and Customer Service Committee meeting: 

Approved: Ayes - Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 
Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser. 
Absent - Cimento, Downey and Griffith 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA add the number of pedestrian deaths to 
the agency performance standards. 

On motion to include pedestrian deaths for agency performance standards: 

Approved: Ayes - Burns, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 
Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser. 
Absent - Cimento, Downey and Griffith 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 080317.05 

WHEREAS, The service standards data and analyses are critical to improving SFMTA 
performance. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that additional 
resources and personnel be dedicated to this function. 

The motion regarding additional resources for service standards data was continued for 
further discussion at an Operations and Customer Service Committee meeting. 

11. Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests: (Discussion) 



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Thursday, April 3, 2008 

What precautions are being implemented to prevent autos from trespassing into Metro 
tunnels? (Weaver) 

In what way does the Regional Rail transportation plan affect the SFMTA? (Rolfe) 

Will the SFMTA have a poster campaign addressing passenger backpacks bumping seated 
patrons? (Wheeler) 

12. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: May 1, 2008 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, 
at 5:30 p.m. 

• Revenue Panel 

• Taxi Cab merger into the SFMTA 

13. Adjournment: 8:14 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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Notice of Site Tour 

Special Meeting 

for 

Monday, April 28, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. 

SFgo 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 210 
San Francisco, California 



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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chair), Mary Burns, Art CTmento, Joan 

Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, 

Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser 



SAN FRANCISCO 
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Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chair), Steve Ferrario and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chair), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chair), Mary F. Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chair), Emily Drennen and Norman Rolfe 



The MTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

8(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 




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Site Tour 

Special Meeting 

for 

Monday, April 28, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. 

SFgo 

25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 210 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


2:30 


2. 


Public Comment 


2:33 


3. 


SFgo Site Tour (Discussion/ Action) 


2:35 


4. 


Adjournment 


3:30 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on Muni's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 210, San Francisco. From the 1st floor lobby, take the 
elevator to the 2nd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister Street, 
between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones. Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Special Meeting Minutes 

Monday, April 28, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. nor , , MP m T q hcdt 
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 210 UUOUMtNTS DEP7\ 

San Francisco, California 

JUN 1 6 2008 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call p^ N FR ANCISCO 
Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 2:37 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Steve 
Ferrario, Griffith Humphrey (departed at 4:05 p.m.), Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe, Dorris 
Vincent and Ruth Wheeler. 

SFMTA CAC members present, but absent at Roll Call: Greg Riessen arrived at 4:45 
p.m. 

SFMTA CAC absent: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Cesar Perez, Daniel Weaver and Jamison 
Wieser. 

2. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: none 

3. SFgo Site Tour (Discussion/Action) Cheryl Liu 
Cheryl Liu, gave an overview of SFgo operations. 

4. Adjournment: 4:07 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC- Secretary 




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Notice of Cancellation san francisco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

The Citizens' Advisory Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 1, 2008 

has been cancelled. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

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Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 
lo. 3 Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 
Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 






Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman), Emily Drennen and Norman Rolfe 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 



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JUN - 2 2008 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda ^ FRANC1SCQ 

Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman), Emily Drennen and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 




AN FRANCISCO 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

AGENDA 
Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of April 6, 2008 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Caroline Celaya 


5:45 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Revenue Panel Options (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


5:50 


7. 


Taxicab Commission Presentation (Discussion/Action) Jordanna Thigpen 


6:30 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Committee Reports 


7:05 


9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 080421.05 

WHEREAS The removal of graffiti and trash should be high priority as the 
SFMTA seeks to attract passengers to Muni and improve the customer 
experience, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the 
SFMTA investigate reinstating vehicle cleaning assistance from General 
Assistance Program workers and the Sheriffs Work Alternative Program. 


7:10 


10. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion 080515.01 

WHEREAS Geneva Avenue was ranked as the City's fifth most important 
corridor in the city in the five-year transit corridor prioritization project in 
2005; and 

WHEREAS, The $150,000 grant that the SFMTA is preparing to examine 
the transportation options along Geneva Avenue is not currently scoped to 


7:15 





examine the possibility of installing light rails; and 

WHEREAS, A light-rail line along Geneva Avenue would replace a historical 
line that ran along this corridor; and 

WHEREAS, This connection would increase efficiencies of the Metro system 
by connection the T-line and the Muni Metro East facility to Balboa Park 
along with the K L and M lines which serve it as well as the Green Rail 
Yard, 

THEREFORE BE IF RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA to 
focus on planning for light rail in addition to short term improvements 
along the corridor. 




11. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


12. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, July 3, 2008, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 

Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


13. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones. Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 

http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Regular Meeting Minutes 
Thursday, June 5, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. 

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San Francisco, California 

AUG 8.:] 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call SAN FRANCISCO 
Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:38 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRarv 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Joan Downey 
Steve Ferrario, Griffith Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Dorris 
Vincent, Dan Weaver and Ruth Wheeler. 

SFMTA CAC member present, but absent at Roll Call: Emily Drennen arrived at 5:50 
p.m. 

SFMTA CAC absent: Cesar Perez and Jamison Wieser. 

2. Adopt minutes of April 3 rd and April 28 th , 2008: 

On motion to adopt minutes: Adopted: Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Ferrario, 
Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler. (Drennen, Perez and 
Wieser - Absent) 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: none 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy said that due to the limited number of APTA badges allocated to the 
SFMTA, only a few badges were available to CAC, PCC and MAAC members. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) Caroline Celaya 
No report. 

Emily Drennen arrived at 5:50 p.m. 

6. Revenue Panel Options (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 

Sonali Bose, Chief Financial Officer, gave an overview of revenue options under 
consideration by the panel. 

Chairman Murphy referred the revenue options to the CAC Finance and Administration 
Committee for in-depth discussions and recommendations. 

7. Taxicab Commission Presentation (Discussion/Action) Jordanna Thigpen 




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Jordanna Thigpen, Acting Executive Director of the Taxi Commission, gave an overview of 
the taxicab industry. Ms. Thigpen stated that due to the City Charter, a Taxi seat can not 
be added to the SFMTA CAC. The SFMTA is considering forming a Taxi Advisory group that 
would also include members from the CAC as well as from the taxi industry. Chairman 
Murphy said that while there is a role for more specialized advisory groups that bring a level 
of needed expertise and focus, the SFMTA CAC has a duty to advise on all issues including 
taxicab policies. There will be a learning curve for the SFMTA CAC. 

Steve Ferrario departed at 7:45 p.m. 

8. Committee Reports: 

Reports were presented on Items #9 and #10. 

9. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 080421.05 

WHEREAS The removal of graffiti and trash should be high priority as the SFMTA seeks 
to attract passengers to Muni and improve the customer experience; and 

WHEREAS Staff indicated that vehicle cleaning assistance from General Assistance 
Program workers and the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program was affective in improving 
vehicle cleanliness, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
investigate reinstating vehicle cleaning assistance from General Assistance Program 
workers and the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program. 

On motion to reinstate vehicle cleaning assistance: Adopted: Ayes - Burns, Cimento, 
Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler. 
(Ferrario, Perez and Wieser - Absent) 

10. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 080515.01 

WHEREAS Geneva Avenue was ranked as the City's fifth most important corridor in the 
five-year transit corridor prioritization project in 2005; and 

WHEREAS, The $150,000 grant that the SFMTA is preparing to examine the 
transportation options along Geneva Avenue is not currently scoped to examine the 
possibility of installing light rails; and 

WHEREAS, A light-rail line along Geneva Avenue would replace a historical line that ran 
along this corridor; and 

WHEREAS, This connecting would increase efficiencies of the Metro system by 
connecting the T-line and the Muni Metro East facility to Balboa Park along with the J K 
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THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA to focus on 
planning for light rail in addition to short term improvements along the corridor. 

On motion for light rail along the Geneva Corridor: Adopted: Ayes - Burns, Cimento, 
Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler. 
(Ferrario, Perez and Wieser - Absent) 

11. Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests: (Discussion) 

Dorris Vincent stated that the K/T vehicles should be two-car trains during peak hours. 
Mary Burns added that M-line vehicles should also be two-car trains during peak hours. 
Steve Ferrario stated that the Daily Operations report indicated that there might not be 
enough cars available. Chairman Murphy assigned the two-car discussion for the M and T/K 
lines to the CAC Operations and Customer Service Committee. 

Joan Downey commented that the Daily Operations Report should include the total number 
of buses available for each line. There will be a Daily Operations Report presentation at the 
Engineering, Maintenance and Safety Committee (EMSC) on the June 11, 2008. 

Mary Burns expressed concern regarding safety for transit vehicles with advertizing wraps. 
Chairman Dan Murphy referred the item to the EMSC. 

Norm Rolfe commented that a "No Turn on Red Light" sign should be placed at O'Farrell 
and Grant Streets. 

Dan Weaver noted the on-time performance results of the T-Third line in the staff report 
and asked for the performance numbers of other routes for comparison. 

12.Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: July 3, 2008 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, 
at 5:30 p.m. 

13. Adjournment: 8:17 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency DOCUMENTS DEPT 
Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

JUL 1 5 2008 

Notice of Cancellation SAN francisco 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 
The Citizens' Advisory Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 3, 2008 

has been cancelled. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 

/ 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman), Emily Drennen and Norman Rolfe 

NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

®(415) 701-4666 FAX (415) 701-4502 



SAN FRANCISCO 





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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 



Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 






Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for 

Thursday August 7, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



DOCUMENTS DEPT 

AUG 5 2003 

SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman), Emily Drennen and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

©(415)701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 



AN FRANCISCO 





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Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 

http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 

http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Regular Meeting 

Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


! - 


Adopt Minutes of June 5, 2008 (Discussion/ Action) 


5:33 


t 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


5. 


Election of Chairman (Discussion/ Action) 


5:45 


6. 


Election of Vice Chairman (Discussion/ Action) 


5:50 


7. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Carolyn Celaya 


5:55 


Staff-Initiated Items 


i 


8. 


Advertising on SFMTA Property (Discussion/Action) Gail Stein and 
Sonali Bose 


6:00 


9. 


TEP (Discussion/ Action) Julie Kirschbaum 

! 


6:15 


Council-Initiated Items 


1 10. I Committee Reports 


7:15 



11. 



12. 



Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Engineering and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 080611.01: Given the present train control and signaling system's 
instability and overall reduction of passenger throughput of the Metro 
Subway since 1998, the SFMTA CAC recommends that the Automatic Train 
Control System should be replaced with a manual system. 

Additionally a matching manual system should be installed in the new Central 
Subway, resulting in increased stability at a decreased cost. 

Motion 080611.02: The SFMTA CAC recommends leaving the original 
signal system, as installed, in the subway. Money currently budgeted for its 
removal should be used for research, engineering and design of an entirely 
new manual system to replace Automatic Train Control System. 

Motion 080611.03: The SFMTA CAC recommends that when the track 
diamonds are replaced at Church and Market, an outbound track be added to 
allow streetcars to turn left from Market Street to Church Street. This would 
be a companion to the existing inbound track, which allows a right turn from 
Church Street to Market Street. This addition to an already planned re- 
tracking project would provide additional flexibility for the streetcar fleet. 



Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 080611.04: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
investigate an expedited procedure for towing private vehicles in the path of 
Muni vehicles, and that this procedure would include a system by which tow 
truck operators would receive reasonable compensation for situations in 
which the obstruction is cleared before the tow truck arrives. 

Motion 080611.05: The SFMTA recommends that the San Francisco 
Police Department and/or the Department of Parking and Traffic ticket all 
vehicles obstructing Muni lines and that Police and Parking Control Officers 
are instructed that tickets be issued in all such circumstances, and that 
officer discretion not be exercised. 



13. 



Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion 080717.01: WHEREAS, The SFMTA is chronically underfunded, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT The SFMTA CAC supports the Request 
for Proposals for Advertising on San Francisco Municipal Transportation 
Agency Property. 



7:20 



7:25 



7:30 



14. 



C ouncil M embers' Qu estion s a nd C o mments (Discussion ) 



15. 



Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, September 4, 2008, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 



7:35 



7:40 



16. 



Ad journme nt 



7:45 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, August 7, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California erp _ n ?nn« 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call SAN FRANCISCO 
Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:40 p.m. PUBLIC LIBRARY 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, 
Steve Ferrario, Daniel Murphy, Norman Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison 
Wieser. 

SFMTA CAC members present, but absent at Roll Call: Cesar Perez arrived at 5:48 
p.m. 

SFMTA CAC absent: Art Cimento, Griffith Humphrey, Greg Riessen, and Dan Weaver. 

2. Adopt minutes of June 5, 2008: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of June 5, 2008: 

Adopted: Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Murphy, Rolfe, Vincent, Wheeler and 

Wieser. (Absent - Cimento, Perez, Humphrey, Riessen and Weaver) 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

None. 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy reminded CAC members that information requests needed to be directed 
through council and committee chairmen. 

Chairman Murphy said that the CAC discussion and recommendations on TEP issues will be 
concluded at the September 4, 2008 meeting. 

Chairman Murphy said that an FAC meeting would be scheduled in August or September to 
discuss Revenue Panel Options. It would be followed by a special CAC meeting. 

Chairman Murphy appointed Greg Riessen to the EMSC. 

Jamison Wieser said that Emily Drennen resigned from the PMC. Chairman Murphy said 
that he would attend the PMC to ensure a quorum. He encouraged other CAC members to 
attend the PMC as well. 

5. Election of Chairman (Discussion/Action) 

Dorris Vincent moved to re-elect Daniel Murphy as CAC Chairman. 




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Thursday, August 7, 2008 

On motion to re-elect Dan Murphy as CAC Chairman: Adopted: Ayes - Burns, Downey, 
Drennen, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, Wheeler and Wieser. (Absent - Cimento, 
Humphrey, Riessen and Weaver) 

6. Election of Vice Chairman (Discussion/Action) 

Dorris Vincent moved to re-elect Steve Ferrario as CAC Vice Chairman. 

On motion to re-elect Steve Ferrario as CAC Vice Chairman: Adopted: Ayes - Burns, 
Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, Wheeler and Wieser. (Absent - 
Cimento, Humphrey, Riessen and Weaver) 

7. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) Roberta Boomer 

Roberta Boomer, SFMTA Board Secretary, presented the staff report. 

Joan Downey said that the information request in the staff report regarding stop signs at 
Willard and Cole doesn't represent her concern. The location needs additional signage to 
indicate that through traffic does not stop. 

Mary Burns said that almost every morning there are delays on the M-line inbound from the 
Balboa Station to the West Portal Station between 7:15 and 8:00 a.m. She would like 
someone to look at what is going on. Joan Downey added that the Daily Operations reports 
had previously provided the time when LRVs were at different checkpoints. She said that 
the information was helpful. 

8. Advertising on SFMTA Property (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose and Gail Stein 

Gail Stein, Manager, Property Contracts and Development, stated that the Request for 
Proposals for advertising will be heard by the SFMTA Board on August 19, 2008. The 
advertising RFP includes transit vehicles, garages, facilities, tunnels, fare media, signage 
and information kiosks. Five percent of the buses and ten percent of the LRVs will be 
considered for advertising wraps. 58% of the comments received from the public were 
favorable. All revenues generated from window wraps would be allocated to vehicle 
maintenance and repairs. Sonali Bose, CFO/Director of Finance and Administration, said 
that there is no funding for wrecked vehicles. Ms. Bose stated that Ruth Wheeler's 
suggestion to wrap only one car of a two-car train was a good idea. 

Chairman Murphy reminded the Council that during the previous budget cycle the CAC 
recommended full support of revenue through advertising. Wrapped vehicles are part of 
the strategy. While wrapped vehicles may be unpleasant, the alternatives are higher fares 
or less service. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel said that he was comfortable with advertising on a larger percent of the fleet. 
Ms. Bose stated that the advertising RFP would generate $4 to $5 million per year. 

Chairman Murphy asked the Secretary to call item 13, Recommendations from the Planning 
and Marketing Committee. 

9. TEP (Transit Effectiveness Project) (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 



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Thursday, August 7, 2008 

Julie Kirschbaum, TEP Program Manager, stated that the SFMTA is expecting a lot of public 
comment at the September 16, 2008 Board meeting. Information will soon be available in 
Chinese and Spanish on the website. The website has accumulated 4,000 comments and 
over 20,000 unique address hits and 30,000 site visits. TEP materials will also be available 
in multi-language postcards, e-mail and car cards. Information will be posted at the main 
library as well as at One South Van Ness Avenue. 

There have been several public workshops and community briefings. She and Mr. Ford also 
met with employees at every division and at One South Van Ness Avenue. Ms. Kirschbaum 
stated that the SFMTA has hired five new schedulers to make more realistic schedules. New 
street inspectors and assistant superintendents are being hired and trained to improve 
service delivery. To fill the gap in operators, class size has been increased from 15 to 30 
students with a future goal to increase the number to 50 students per class. The SFMTA is 
hiring mechanics and re-evaluating maintenance needs. 

Ms. Kirschbaum reviewed the TEP changes made since the February CAC meeting. 

The E and the F lines have been included in the rapid network. Service for the rapid 
network would increase by ten percent to reduce crowding. Changes include all day limited- 
stop services, faster boarding, ticket vending machines and other strategies to board people 
faster. 

Ms. Kirschbaum stated that there will be a terminal built near SF State for the M and the J 
lines. She covered TEP changes for various routes. 

Ms. Kirschbaum stated that 20 to 25 passenger zero-emission electric vans will serve 
community routes that have low ridership and that are on tight streets. The SFMTA is 
working on a grant for a pilot program to provide door-to-door service for seniors who do 
not qualify for paratransit. Routes under consideration for the pilot program are the 56 and 
the 66. These routes were originally slated for elimination, but because they are basic 
access routes on hills, it was decided to test van service. Dorris Vincent expressed concern 
about plans to change from buses to vans on the 56 line, as there will be new housing in 
the area. Ms. Kirschbaum stated that the current loads and ridership projections do not 
warrant buses. Chairman Murphy added that as the service demand grows, the vehicle 
requirement could change. 

Public Comments 

David Pilpel asked about headways and weekend service. Ms. Kirschbaum stated that the 
information will be posted on the website. 

Mr. Pilpel asked if the new MOU with TWU Local 250A precluded van service. Ms. 
Kirschbaum responded that it did not, but some details of the service may need to be 
negotiated. 

lO.Committee Reports: 

None. 

11. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (EMSC) 

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Citizens' Advisory Council 
Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, August 7, 2008 

Motion 080611.01 

Given the present train control and signaling system's instability and overall reduction of 
passenger throughput of the Metro Subway since 1998, the SFMTA CAC recommends 
that the Automatic Train Control System should be replaced with a manual system. 

Additionally a matching manual system should be installed in the new Central 
Subway, resulting in increased stability at a decreased cost. 

On motion to approve Motion 080611.01: 

Adopted: Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, Wheeler 

and Wieser. (Absent - Cimento, Humphrey, Riessen and Weaver) 

Motion 080611.02 

The SFMTA CAC recommends leaving the original signal system, as installed, in the 
subway. Money currently budgeted for its removal should be used for research, 
engineering and design of an entirely new manual system to replace the Automatic Train 
Control System. 

On motion to approve Motion 080611.02: 

Adopted: Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, Wheeler 

and Wieser. (Absent - Cimento, Humphrey, Riessen and Weaver) 

Motion 080611.03 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that when the track diamonds are replaced at Church and 
Market, an outbound track be added to allow streetcars to turn left from Market Street 
to Church Street. This would be a companion to the existing inbound track, which 
allows a right turn from Church Street to Market Street. This addition to an already 
planned re-tracking project would provide additional flexibility for the streetcar fleet. 

On motion to approve Motion 080611.03: 

Adopted: Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, Wheeler 

and Wieser. (Absent - Cimento, Humphrey, Riessen and Weaver) 

12. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 080616.04 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA investigate an expedited procedure for 
towing private vehicles in the path of Muni vehicles, and that this procedure would 
include a system by which tow truck operators would receive reasonable compensation 
for situations in which the obstruction is cleared before the tow truck arrives. 

On motion to approve Motion 080616.04: 



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Citizens' Advisory Council 
Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, August 7, 2008 

Adopted: Ayes - Burns, Drennen, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, Wheeler and 
Wieser. (Absent - Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Riessen and Weaver) 

Motion 080616.05 

The SFMTA recommends that the San Francisco Police Department and/or the 
Department of Parking and Traffic ticket all vehicles obstructing Muni lines and that 
Police and Parking Control Officers are instructed that tickets be issued in all such 
circumstances, and that officer discretion not be exercised. 

On motion to approve Motion 080616.15: 

Adopted: Ayes - Burns, Drennen, Ferrario, Murphy, Perez, Rolfe, Vincent, Wheeler and 

Wieser. (Absent - Cimento, Downey, Humphrey, Riessen and Weaver) 

13. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Motion 080717.01: 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA is chronically underfunded, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT The SFMTA CAC supports the Request for Proposals 
for Advertising on San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Property. 

Chairman Murphy moved to amend the motion to insert the language, "The MTA CAC urges 
the Agency to collect statistics on crime comparing wrapped and unwrapped vehicles and to 
report those statistics to the SFMTA Board and the SFMTA CAC in one year." Without 
objection Motion 080717.01 was amended to add the sentence. 

Norman Rolfe moved to amend Motion 080717.01 to delete "The MTA CAC urges the 
Agency to collect statistics on crime comparing wrapped and unwrapped vehicles and to 
report those statistics to the SFMTA Board and the SFMTA CAC in one year" and insert "The 
SFMTA CAC recommends that vehicle wraps would not be allowed to cover the windows of 
the vehicles." 

On motion to amend Motion 080717.01: 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Perez, Rolfe and Vincent 

Nayes - Drennen, Ferrario, Murphy, Wheeler and Wieser 

(Absent - Cimento, Humphrey, Riessen and Weaver) 

The motion failed adoption. 

On motion regarding the Request for Proposals for advertising: 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA is chronically underfunded, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT The SFMTA CAC supports the Request for Proposals 
for advertising on San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Property. 

The MTA CAC urges the Agency to collect statistics on crime comparing wrapped and 
unwrapped vehicles and to report those statistics to the SFMTA Board and the SFMTA 
CAC in one year. 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, August 7, 2008 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Perez, Rolfe and Vincent 

Nayes - Drennen, Ferrario, Murphy, Wheeler and Wieser 

(Absent - Cimento, Humphrey, Riessen and Weaver) 

The motion failed adoption. 

CAC member Joan Downey left the meeting 

14. Council Members' Questions/ Information Requests: (Discussion) 

Norman Rolfe requested clarification regarding BB1 and BB12 and BB6 codes in the 
response to information request #080616-03. 

Jamison Wieser said that 9 out of 14 of this year's derailments occurred at 4 th and King 
Streets. There is no signal priority and passengers are missing trains. Chairman Murphy 
directed the topic to the EMSC meeting. 

15. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: September 4, 2008 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3074, at 5:30 p.m. 

• September CAC meeting will be devoted to TEP 

• Handicap plaque fraud (future topic) 

16. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:24 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
Debra J. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 



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Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda DOCUMENTS DEFT 

for 
Thursday September 4, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. A yr ^ s ?008 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen and Jamison Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 



Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman) and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 




SAN FRANCISCO 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday September 4, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of August 7, 2008 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Caroline Celaya 


5:50 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


TEP (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 


6:00 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Committee Reports 


7:25 


8. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 080616.06: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA make the Daily Operations 
report available on the SFMTA's public website in a timely manner. 


7:30 


9. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:35 


10. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, October 2, 2008, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:40 


11. 


Adjournment 


7:45 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - Draft of August 7, 2008 Minutes 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, September 4, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. DOCUMENTS DEPT. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California my j o pnno 

SAN FRANCISCO 

1. Call to Order / Roll Call PUBLIC LIBRARY 
Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:33 p.m. 

SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Art Cimento, Emily Drennen, 
Steve Ferrario, Griffith Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, 
Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser. 

SFMTA CAC members present, but absent at Roll Call: Joan Downey 

SFMTA CAC members absent: None 

2. Adopt minutes of August 7, 2008: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of August 7, 2008: Adopted: 

Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Drennen, Ferrario, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, 

Vincent, Wheeler, Weaver and Wieser 

Absent - Downey 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

Steve Heide, Merced Extension Triangle Neighborhood Association (METNA), stated that St. 
Charles Avenue was too narrow for bus service. He suggested using Alemany and John 
Daly Boulevards as alternatives for the 54-Felton line reroute to the BART station. Chairman 
Murphy assigned the topic to the PMC. 

Joan Downey arrived at 5:40 p.m. 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy stated that recommendations from the Revenue Panel will be ready for 
discussion later than previously expected. Meetings will be scheduled to review the 
recommendations when they are ready. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion/ Action) Roberta Boomer 

Joan Downey reported another accident at Carl and Willard Streets. Chairman Murphy will 
assign the "Cross Traffic Does Not Stop" signage topic to a committee for further discussion 
once the information request #080721-02 has been completed. 




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Thursday, September 4, 2008 

Steve Ferrario would like to discuss the final design of the Central Subway. Mr. Murphy 
assigned the topic to the EMSC. Joan Downey would like to discuss the Culture Bus Pilot 
program. Chairman Murphy assigned the topic to the OCSC. 

Chairman Murphy asked the secretary to call agenda item 8, Recommendation from the 
Operations and Customer Service Committee. 

6. Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) (Discussion/Action) Julie Kirschbaum 

Julie Kirschbaum, TEP Program Manager, stated that the SFMTA Board of Directors will hear 
the TEP on September 16, 2008. Staff seeks the Board's endorsement of the 
recommendations and authorization to proceed with the environmental review on 
September 30, 2008. 

Ms. Kirschbaum stated that the core of the TEP is to improve reliability on the existing 
system; to update Muni routes to benefit the maximum number of customers; and to 
reduce travel times and delays while maximizing existing resources. Much of the TEP 
proposals are budget neutral, but will represent an increasing investment in transit 
preferential treatment to reduce delays. The proposal for an enhanced plan is being 
developed. This plan will focus on the need for additional resources and flexibility. The key 
matrix for analyzing effective line performance will be passengers per revenue hour, fare 
box recovery and subsidy per route. 

Ms. Kirschbaum stated that over the next couple of months four segments are selected as 
prototypes for preferential treatment: Mission Street between 11 th and 24 th Streets, San 
Bruno between Silver and Arleta Avenues, the N-Judah line between Judah and Sunset to 
Carl and Cole Streets, and Market Street between Castro and 1 st Streets. This pilot project 
will study travel time, stop consolidation and signal retiming. The Transportation Authority's 
previous study of forced right turns at Market Street onto 8 th Street and onto 4 th Street may 
be implemented as part of the pilot. 

Public Comment 

Terry Watson, METNA, stated that her community has consistently asked to have the 54- 
Felton rerouted. St. Charles Avenue is too narrow to accommodate bus traffic. She 
suggests that the bus terminate at the Balboa Station or take a route along the 280 
Freeway from Balboa to Daly City. 

Marc Christensen, METNA, stated that establishing the M-Ocean View terminus at the S.F. 
State University and extending the J-Church to Balboa, neither benefits riders nor reduce 
travel time. He suggests running the J-Church to the S.F. State University and continuing 
the M-Ocean View on its current route to Balboa. 

Mr. Christensen suggested that a stop be established for the 28L-19 th Avenue at the S.F. 
State University and that the route continue along Brotherhood Way and Alemany 
Boulevard. He said that the 28L-19 th Avenue could make a right turn onto Arch Street and 
run along the 26-Valencia route to Alemany Boulevard and then continue to the Richmond 
area. 



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Citizens' Advisory Council 
Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, September 4, 2008 

Mr. Christensen stated that over the past 20 years, residents have been asking that an 
additional bus be added to the 54-Felton line. 

Howard Wong, a Telegraph Hill stakeholder, stated that seniors, people with disabilities and 
non-car owners depend on the 39-Coit for service along the steep Telegraph Hill. While the 
39-Coit has the lowest ridership in the city, it has the potential to be a viable line with high 
ridership by linking to Pier 39, North Beach and the F-Market line. 

Pam Calvert, a Hunters Point stakeholder, stated that headways for the 19-Polk during off- 
peak hours are approximately 45 minutes. While the T-Third service is ideal, residents of 
the Hunters Point and the shipyard have a serious need for service to Third Street. 
Increased security would encourage ridership for both the 19-Polk and the 44- 
O'Shaughnessy. Ms. Kirschbaum stated that the SFMTA is submitting a request for a grant 
for additional evening security. Ms. Kirschbaum stated that one of the TEP 
recommendations is to establish a 48-Quintara connection between the Hunters Point and 
the Mission. 

Jamison Wieser stated that there are no fare inspectors assigned outside of the Metro. Fare 
inspectors need to be deployed throughout the city. Ms. Kirschbaum stated that logistics 
are being worked out. 

Jed Lane, Bella Vista Neighbors in Action, stated that his group wants the 36-Teresita to 
stay on its current route. Both Bella Vista and Molimo Drive are too narrow to 
accommodate the proposed route change. 

Joe Sims, a resident of Miraloma Park, stated that the Bella Vista Neighbors in Action group 
and the Armenian Community both submitted petitions and letters to keep the 36-Teresita 
on its current route and not to eliminate the highly used stop at Mount Davidson Park. He 
said that running transit vehicles along Bella Vista would adversely add to existing traffic 
complications. 

Annette Reordon, a 36-Teresita patron, stated that the SFMTA's improvements in vehicle 
reliability and 20-minute peak-hour headways have stimulated a robust Teresita ridership. 

Dan Weaver moved the following recommendation: 

THE SFMTA CAC Recommends endorsement of the August 2008 staff recommendations 
for the Transit Effectiveness Project plan. 

On motion to endorse the TEP plan: Adopted: 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, 

Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 

Nay - Ferrario 

Absent - Cimento 

Mr. Ferrario expressed a concern about voting on the motion as a whole, before voting on 
the CAC's exceptions to the TEP. He stated that his "no" vote was solely based on this 
procedural matter, rather than on the content of the TEP itself. 

Dan Weaver moved the following recommendation: 



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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, September 4, 2008 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the Transit Effectiveness Project proposal to reroute 
the J-Church and M-Ocean View lines be excluded from the plan. 

On motion to exclude the J and M lines from the TEP proposal: Adopted: 
Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Perez, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler 
Nayes - Murphy, Humphrey, Riessen, Rolfe and Wieser 
Absent - Cimento 

Griffith Humphrey and Cesar Perez departed at 8:18 p.m. 

Mary Burns moved the following recommendation: 

WHEREAS, A significant number of residents in Miraloma Park have voiced concern 
about the proposed TEP change on the 36-Terisita line due to safety, traffic, ridership 
and convenience issues; and 

WHEREAS, The TEP study has stated that the proposed change will save only two 
minutes of travel time on the route, 

THEREFORE, The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA not approve the proposed 
change to the 36-Teresita line that specifically reroutes its course from Reposa and Myra 
Way, its current route. Other changes are acceptable. 

On motion regarding the 36-Teresita line reroute: Adopted: 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Murphy, Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver and Wheeler 

Nayes - Riessen and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento, Humphrey and Perez 

Emily Drennen moved the following recommendation: 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA has recently proposed a new E-Line streetcar to increase 
recreational and tourist access to the Embarcadero; and 

WHEREAS, Transit access to our city's shoreline outside of the Embarcadero is provided 
only at discrete points at the end of lines, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA to develop 
continuous shoreline access, and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That current bus routes such as the 17, 18, 28, 29 and 30 
lines be altered to create a new shoreline access route; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That shoreline access in the Southeast area of the city also 
be developed. 

On motion regarding new access to the City's shorelines: The motion failed adoption. 

Ayes - Burns, Drennen, Ferrario and Weaver 

Nayes - Murphy, Downey, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento, Humphrey and Perez 

Emily Drennen moved the following recommendation: 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA staff are currently recommending an extension of the 28L line 
along Geneva Avenue as part of the TEP enhanced service plan?; and 

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Citizens' Advisory Council 
Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, September 4, 2008 

WHEREAS, Approximately two miles of pavement separates the ends of the K and T 
lines; and 

WHEREAS, Finishing the K/T loop would dramatically improve the usefulness of the 
existing system while connecting neighborhoods in the Southeast corner of the city, and 
increase BART system access for Bayview and Hunters Point residents, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC strongly urges the SFMTA to 
include rail development along the two mile stretch between the K and T lines as part of 
the TEP enhanced service plan proposal, and as part of the SFMTA's Capital Investment 
plan. 

On motion regarding completing the K/T loop: Adopted: 

Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, Ferrario, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Vincent, Wheeler, 

Weaver and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento, Humphrey and Perez 

Greg Riessen departed at 8:40 p.m. 

Emily Drennen moved the following recommendation: 

The SFMTA CAC urges the SFMTA to remove the 30-block jog along the Sunset Avenue 
to provide needed additional transit service along 19 th Avenue. The SFMTA CAC further 
urges the SFMTA to introduce a new inner Sunset route to run along Sunset Avenue. 

On motion to reroute the 29-Sunset line: The motion failed adoption. 

Ayes - Drennen 

Nayes - Burns, Downey, Ferrario, Murphy, Rolfe, Weaver, Vincent, Wheeler and Wieser 

Absent - Cimento, Humphrey, Perez and Riessen 

7. Committee Reports: 

Dan Weaver stated that Michael Kirchanski will provide the CAC the final report from the 
Hazard Analysis Board on vehicle wraps. 

8. Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/Action) 
Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Motion 080616.06 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA make the Daily Operations report 
available on the SFMTA's public website in a timely manner. 

Joan Downey stated that making the Daily Operations report available to the public would 
improve public understanding. Art Cimento expressed concern regarding the risk of more 
information being deleted. 

Chairman Murphy amended the motion to insert the language, "with at least the data 
currently included in the report except for unique personnel identifiers." Without objection 
Motion 080616.06 reads as follows: 

The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA make the Daily Operations report, with at 
least the data currently included in the report except for unique personnel identifiers, 
available on the SFMTA's public website in a timely manner. 

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Citizens' Advisory Council 
Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, September 4, 2008 

Without objection Chairman Murphy moved to adopt Motion 080616.06 as amended: 
Adopted: Ayes - Burns, Cimento, Downey, Drennen, Humphrey, Murphy, Perez, Riessen, 
Rolfe, Vincent, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 
Nay - Ferrario 

9. Committee Members' Questions/ Information Requests: (Discussion) 

• Norman Rolfe asked about congestion pricing and how parking revenue can be used to 
complete the seismic retrofitting of Doyle Drive. Chairman Murphy assigned the topic to 
theFAC. 

• Mary Burns stated that she caught someone defacing an LRV. The operator refused to 
wait for the police to take pictures of the graffiti. Ms. Burns asked about Muni's policy 
regarding cooperating with the police when they need to take pictures. 

• Dan Weaver stated that operators frequently violated the dead heading rule for 
streetcars. Chairman Murphy assigned the topic to the OCSC. 

10. Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: October 2, 2008 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3074, at 5:30 p.m. * 

• Revenue Panel recommendations 

11. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 9:05 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 

Debra J. Reed 

SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 






Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda DOCUMENTS DEPT 

for 
Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. $EP 2 5 2008 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANCISCO 

PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 

Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen and Jamison Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser(Chairman) and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

S(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 




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City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday October 2, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of September 4, 2008 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Caroline Celaya 


5:50 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Translink Project Implementation (Discussion/Action) Henry Kim 


6:00 


7. 


FY08 Service Standard Report (Discussion/Action) Travis Fox 


6:30 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Committee Reports 


7:00 


9. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:05 


10. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, November 6, 2008, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:10 


11. 


Adjournment 


7:15 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - Draft of September 4, 2008 Minutes 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones. Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

i 

Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda 

for DOCUMENTS DEPT. 

Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 NOV - h 2008 

San Francisco, California SAN FRANC | SCO 

Members: PUBL,C L,BRARY ' 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 
Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 
Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Ruth Wheeler and Jamison Wieser 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance and Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario, Greg Riessen and Jamison Wieser 

Finance and Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations and Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning and Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman) and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

3(415)701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 




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SAN FRANCISCO 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 



Regular Meeting 

Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item # 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of October 2, 2008 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Caroline Celaya 


5:50 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Revenue Options (Discussion/ Action) Sonali Bose 


6:00 


7. 


Lifeline Fast Pass (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


6:40 


Council-Initiated Items 


8. 


Committee Reports 


7:15 


9. 


Council Members' Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


10. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


11. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Attachments: 

Agenda Item 2 - Draft of October 2, 2008 Minutes 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones. Pagers, and Similar Sound- Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfgov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 



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City and County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Regular Meeting Minutes 

Thursday, November 6, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 

San Francisco, California 



GOVERNMENT 
DOCUMENTS DEPT 

DEC -12008 



1. Call to Order / Roll Call 

Chairman Murphy called the meeting to order at 5:40 p.m. 



SAN FRANCISCO 
PUBLIC LIBRARY 



SFMTA CAC members present at Roll Call: Mary Burns, Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, 
Griffith Humphrey, Daniel Murphy, Greg Riessen, Norman Rolfe, Daniel Weaver, Ruth 
Wheeler and Jamison Wieser 

SFMTA CAC absent: Art Cimento, Steve Ferrario, Cesar Perez and Dorris Vincent 

2. Adopt minutes of September 4, 2008: 

On motion to adopt the minutes of September 4, 2008: Adopted: Ayes - Burns, Downey, 
Drennen, Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 
(Absent - Cimento, Ferrario, Perez and Vincent) 

3. Public Comment concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of the Council and 
not noted on the agenda: 

David Pilpel stated that he attended a Golden Gate Transit workshop, which included a plan 
to reduce their service from Southern Marin to San Francisco along Geary Boulevard. Muni 
provides free transfers to Golden Gate Ferry patrons without compensation, but Golden 
Gate Transit does not honor Muni fast passes during trips within San Francisco. Chairman 
Murphy assigned the Golden Gate Transit fare options item to the Finance and 
Administration Committee. 

4. Report of the Chairman: Daniel Murphy 

Chairman Murphy stated that the January 1, 2009 meeting will be tentatively rescheduled to 
January 8, 2009. 

Chairman Murphy stated that Proposition P was defeated; therefore the relationship 
between the SFMTA and the Transportation Authority will remain the same. 

Chairman Murphy stated that the newly elected City Supervisors may replace CAC members 
with new appointments. 

5. Staff Report (Discussion/Action) 
The staff report was distributed. 




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Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council 
Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, November 6, 2008 

6. Revenue Options (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 

Sonali Bose, Chief Finance Officer, gave an overview of the revenue options. Ms. Bose 
stated that the Revenue Panel agreed on increases in fares, adult fast passes, parking fines 
and fees. The Revenue Panel was in disagreement about options that would impact 
tourism, the port and the commercial industries. While the Revenue Panel may advocate 
various options, the SFMTA Board of Directors will make the final decision. The SFMTA CAC 
will still have an opportunity for input. 

Public Comment 

Jane Bolig stated that eliminating parking is predatory. Curbing downtown parking to avoid 
congestion is understandable, but there are people who don't have a choice. The City is 
becoming an adversary. 

Chairman Murphy stated that the Finance and Administration Committee will bring revenue 
option recommendations to the December 2008 SFMTA Board meeting. 

7. Lifeline Fast Pass (Discussion/Action) Jason Lee 

Jason Lee, Manager, Fare Media, stated that the SFMTA Board of Directors requested 
additional options to make the Lifeline Fast Pass more accessible. Staff is considering 
expanding Lifeline Fast Pass sales to the current fast pass vendors. In July 2009 the price 
of the Adult Fast Pass will increase to $55, while the price of the Lifeline Fast Pass will 
remain at $35. The SFMTA annually pays $250,000 to the Human Services Agency to verify 
eligibility. A model developed by the SFMTA estimated that changes to the sales and 
distribution policies of the Lifeline Fast Pass Program will increase ridership by 3,650 and 
could cost the SFMTA an annual incremental revenue loss of $1.4 million. This additional 
ridership may result in overcrowding. Alternatively, adding service to accommodate new 
ridership could increase operating costs by another $3.5 million or more annually. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel stated that the SFMTA CAC should request a presentation from the Human 
Services Agency to substantiate their annual cost. 

Jamison Wieser moved the following recommendation: 

Motion: SFMTA CAC commends the SFMTA for trying to provide wider access to the Lifeline 
Fast Pass program, and therefore endorses this program expansion in principle. 
But SFMTA CAC remains concerned about the costs and implementation of this 
program, and urges the SFMTA to have continued dialog with the SFMTA CAC 
about ways to implement this program more efficiently. 

On motion regarding the Lifeline Fast Pass: Adopted: Ayes - Burns, Downey, Drennen, 
Humphrey, Murphy, Riessen, Rolfe, Weaver, Wheeler and Wieser 
(Absent - Cimento, Ferrario, Perez and Vincent) 

8. Committee Reports: 
None. 

9. Committee Members 7 Questions/ Information Requests: (Discussion) 

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Citizens' Advisory Council 
Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting 
Thursday, November 6, 2008 

• Dan Weaver wanted to know about plans to prevent theft of trash cans at transit stops. 

• Jamison Wieser wanted to know about the new schedule for the Duboce/Church re- 
tracking project and its impact on the Carl and Cole re-tracking project. 

Public Comment 

David Pilpel suggested that a video crew be established to review videos from bus security 
cameras for crime activity that should be forwarded to the police department. Chairman 
Murphy referred the topic to the Engineering Maintenance and Safety Committee. 

lO.Agenda Planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively Scheduled: 

Next regular meeting: December 4, 2008 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 
3074, at 5:30 p.m. 

11. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 8:24 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted by: 
DebraJ. Reed 
SFMTA CAC - Secretary 



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City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 



Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda GOVERNMENT 

for DOCUMENTS DEPT 

Thursday December 4, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 DEC - 1 2008 

San Francisco, California 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Members: PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



Committees: 

Engineering, Maintenance & Safety (EMSC) 

Daniel Weaver (Chairman), Steve Ferrario and Jamison Wieser 

Finance & Administration (FAC) 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Emily Drennen and Griffith Humphrey 

Operations & Customer Service Committee (OCSC) 

Joan Downey (Chairman), Mary Burns, Daniel Murphy and Norman Rolfe 

Planning & Marketing Committee (PMC) 

Jamison Wieser (Chairman) and Norman Rolfe 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at One South Van Ness Ave, Seventh Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

2(415)701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 



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DEPARTMENT OF PARKING & TRAFFIC 



City & County of San Francisco 
Municipal Transportation Agency 
Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) 

Regular Meeting 

Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074 
San Francisco, California 

AGENDA 



Item# 


Item 


Estimated 
Time 


1. 


Call to Order/ Roll Call 


5:30 


2. 


Adopt Minutes of November 6, 2008 (Discussion/Action) 


5:33 


3. 


Public Comment - Concerning any issue within the jurisdiction of 
the Council not on the agenda. 


5:35 


4. 


Report of the Chairman (Discussion) Daniel Murphy 


5:40 


5. 


Staff Report (Discussion) Caroline Celaya 


5:50 


Staff-Initiated Items 


6. 


Revenue Panel Options (Discussion/Action) Sonali Bose 


6:00 


Council-Initiated Items 


7. 


Committee Reports 


7:00 


8. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) 

Motion 081119.02: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board 
adopt the Revenue Panel recommendations. 

Motion 081119.03: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA study 
the potential revenues and expenses of a 0.5% payroll tax, 
dedicated to transit, offset by a free Muni zone in the downtown 
corridor. 

Motion 081119.04: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA more 
strictly enforce the 90-120 minute window for transfers, avoiding 
the issuance of transfers valid for longer than the intended period. 

Motion 081119.05: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
consider an increase in the Real Property Transfer Tax. 

Motion 081119.06: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 

consider a Utility Users Tax, with an exemption for low income 
utility customers certified through the CARE program. 


7:05 



Motion 081119.07: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
consider a parcel tax for transit, providing that such a tax is 
graduated based on a measure such as property value or square 
footage. 

Motion 081119.08: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 

consider a parking congestion impact fee in the downtown area, in 
the form of a surcharge for entering or exiting off-street parking 
facilities during times of peak congestion. 

Motion 081119.09: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
consider charging users of disabled placards for parking, but 
keeping the placards themselves free, and providing additional blue 
ADA spaces citywide to offset the impact to users of disabled 
placards. 

Motion 081119.10: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 

consider a general obligation bond for capital expenses associated 
with the revenue-enhanced version of the TEP and other agency 
projects and ongoing capital needs. 

Motion 081119.11: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA work 
with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to assess a new 
carbon-based car registration fee in San Francisco or the Bay Area 
to be collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles, and then 
dispensed by the Air District to support transit operations in the 
counties from which the fees were collected. 

Motion 081119.12: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board 
place at least one revenue measure on the ballot on or before the 
November 2010 election. 

Motion 081119.13: WHEREAS, The SFMTA and other city agencies aim to 
create beautiful streets, design safe bicycle access, provide world- 
class transit, and ensure public safety; 

WHEREAS, Curb cuts (driveways) are built to provide automobile 
access from a public street to a private garage or other parking 
area, and are currently regulated by the City; 

WHEREAS, Curb cuts reduce the space available for on-street 
parking, trees, transit shelters, furniture, illumination, and other 
amenities, which decrease the public benefit of the street; 

WHEREAS San Francisco has set goals to reduce automobile travel 
and ownership, in order to decrease pollution, congestion, noise, 
collisions, and greenhouse gas emissions, and to make streets more 
livable; 

WHEREAS, San Francisco needs to provide more housing, 
particularly low-income housing, but every new housing unit 
constructed in most neighborhoods requires the construction of an 
off-street parking space; 

WHEREAS, The SFMTA needs to identify new revenue sources, in 
order to meet voter-mandated service standards and compensate 
for cuts from state and federal funds; 

WHEREAS, On November 18, 2008, the SF Board of Supervisors 
approved a fee on new curb cuts ($100 per year), but this does not 





apply to existing curb cuts; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED, That the SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA 
staff, in collaboration with the SFMTA Revenue Panel, Planning 
Department, Department of Public Works, and other city agencies, 
explore the feasibility of a curb cut fee to be levied annually upon 
the owners of property that maintain active driveway access to a 
public street and exclusive use of curb space, as compensation for 
the decreased public benefit of the street resulting from said 
driveway. In conjunction with this fee, staff should also examine 
the elimination of minimum parking requirements in the San 
Francisco Planning Code for new residential and other development, 
primarily in retrofitted spaces originally constructed as vehicle 
garages. 

Motion 081119.14: The SFMTA CAC recommends that the SFMTA Board 
tie revenue measures to specific services and amenities the people 
of San Francisco will receive. 




9. 


Recommendation from a CAC Committee (Discussion/ Action) 
Engineering and Safety Committee (EMSC) 

Motion 081119.15: WHEREAS, Carl Street neighbors have waited more 
than six years for track replacement on the N-Judah line; 

WHEREAS, Carl between Arguello Boulevard and the Sunset Tunnel 
is the narrowest residential street with rail in San Francisco; 

WHEREAS, The Bredas have caused excessive noise and vibration 
resulting in damage to homes along Carl Street; 

WHEREAS, $1.6 million in repairs have been made in this area in 
the past five years; now therefore be it 

RESOLVED That the SFMTA CAC again urges the SFMTA to 
expedite Carl Street track replacement and to utilize a direct 
fixation track method. 


7:15 


10. 


Council Members 7 Questions and Comments (Discussion) 


7:20 


11. 


Agenda planning for the Next Regular Meeting Tentatively 
Scheduled: (Discussion) 

Thursday, January 8, 2009, 5:30 p.m., 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 
Conference Room 3074 


7:25 


12. 


Adjournment 


7:30 



Disability Access 

This meeting will be held at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3074, San Francisco. From the 1st floor 
lobby, take the elevator to the 3rd Floor. 

The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART station is Civic Center. The closest SFMTA Metro station 
is Van Ness. Accessible SFMTA bus lines nearest the meeting location are the 7-Haight, 9-San Bruno, 47-Van Ness, 49- 
Van Ness/Mission, and the 71-Haight-Noriega, also the F-Market & Wharves (Historic Streetcar Service). For more 
information about SFMTA accessible services, call 415-701-4485/TTY 415-701-4730. 

There is accessible on-street vehicle parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. A bicycle rack is located 
outside the main entrance to 401 Van Ness Avenue. The Civic Center Garage (entrance on the south side of McAllister 
Street, between Polk and Larkin Streets) includes bicycle racks. 

For assistance with special needs (large print agendas, sign language interpreters, etc.), call Debra Reed at least 72 
hours in advance of need at (415) 701-4666. 

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple 
chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be 
sensitive to various chemical-based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals. 

Use of Cell Phones, Pagers, and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices 

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this 
meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible 
for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance 
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) 

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, 
councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the peoples' business. This ordinance assures that 
deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the peoples' review. 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and copying at 1 So. Van 
Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. Notices and agendas are posted on SFMTA's website at 
http://www.sfmta.com/cac . 

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative 
Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554-7724; by fax at 415- 
554-7854 or by e-mail at frank darby@ci.sf.ca.us . 

Individuals interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by 
printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet at 
http://www.sfqov.org/bdsupvrs/sunshine.htm . 

Lobbyist Ordinance 

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required 
by the San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code, Section 2.100, to register and report lobbying activity. 
For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, 
San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, or visit their website at 
http://www.sfqov.org/ethics/ . 




City & County of San Francisco 

Municipal Transportation Agency 

Citizens' Advisory Council (SFMTA CAC) 

Notice of Cancellation 

The Citizens' Advisory Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 4, 2008 

has been cancelled. 



Members: 

Daniel Murphy (Chairman), Steve Ferrario (Vice Chairman), Mary Burns, Art Cimento, 

Joan Downey, Emily Drennen, Griffith Humphrey, Cesar Perez, Greg Riessen, Norman 

Rolfe, Dorris Vincent, Daniel Weaver, Jamison Wieser and Ruth Wheeler 



NOTES: 

Notices of meeting and agenda, and minutes are available at the San Francisco Public Library (Main), 100 
Larkin Street - Government Section (5th Floor) and on SFMTA's website at www.sfmta.com/cac . 

Written reports and background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and 
copying at 1 South Van Ness Ave, 7 th Floor, during regular business hours. 



The SFMTA CAC may be contacted as follows: 

Municipal Transportation Agency Citizens' Advisory Council 

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 7 th Floor - San Francisco, CA 94103-5417 

8(415) 701-4666 FAX (415)701-4502 



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